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The long hood, particularly from the driver's seat vantage point, is one of the major things which sold me on the 124 Spider.
 

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The long hood, particularly from the driver's seat vantage point, is one of the major things which sold me on the 124 Spider.
I agree - for me, the rise of the fenders from the hood to the headlights is one of key elements that drew me to the original 124, and now, the new one.
 

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Let's put it this way, it has CHARACTER.

Here the Miata has been known to be a girly car. Maybe now less due to more HP, I would sum it up
HERS = MIATA

HIS = FIAT SPIDER.
 

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What the heck does sexual orientation have to do with automotive reviews?

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Nothing, but gays feel a compulsion to let us know theirs.
 

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What the heck does sexual orientation have to do with automotive reviews?

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Usually interesting arbiters of style.
 

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Nothing, but gays feel a compulsion to let us know theirs.
Jfernald really? Oui Oiu found a review he liked from a gay site and posted it. I rather liked the review, especially the part praising the 124'S long hood. Why is this such an issue here on our historically friendly forum?
 

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Jfernald really? Oui Oiu found a review he liked from a gay site and posted it. I rather liked the review, especially the part praising the 124'S long hood. Why is this such an issue here on our historically friendly forum?
I am all for anyone driving the 124, I don't care what their orientation is. My question was why does it matter in a review? I never even consider the orientation of the reviewer, I have no idea if the journalists at "Car and Driver" and other publications are gay, straight, or whatever. It just seems strange to me that this person seems to think his opinions about the car are effected by the fact that he is gay. That just doesn't make sense to me,

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I am all for anyone driving the 124, I don't care what their orientation is. My question was why does it matter in a review? I never even consider the orientation of the reviewer, I have no idea if the journalists at "Car and Driver" and other publications are gay, straight, or whatever. It just seems strange to me that this person seems to think his opinions about the car are effected by the fact that he is gay. That just doesn't make sense to me,

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It allows the journalist to tailor their writing style (humor for instance) to their audience. It's all about demographics - find your audience, target and market to that audience through your writing style, and you may have a successful business plan. In this case, a website aimed at the LGBT community.
 

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It just seems strange to me that this person seems to think his opinions about the car are effected by the fact that he is gay. That just doesn't make sense to me,
It's a car-interest website for an LGBT audience. Many media with all sorts of specific demographic orientations talk about topics of common interest from the viewpoint of their own culture.

I found this explanation on their website: http://gaywheels.com/about/


Jfernald really? ...Why is this such an issue here on our historically friendly forum?
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It's a car-interest website for an LGBT audience. Many media with all sorts of specific demographic orientations talk about topics of common interest from the viewpoint of their own culture.

I found this explanation on their website: http://gaywheels.com/about/




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Exactly Stephen. There has always been a very large number of LGBT MX-5 owners and enthusiasts, and I'm sure this will hold true for the new 124 Spider as well. Lots of money is spent in the aftermarket industry.

If this forum is not accepting and inclusive of cultural diversity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc., it will dwindle and die. Many people won't feel safe or comfortable here, including myself.

Let's run the following example. Let's say I find a great Fiat 124 article or review on a web site which caters to Muslim automotive enthusiasts, and it has "Muslim" in the title. Maybe I'm not even Muslim but I love the review. Should I shy away from posting it here out of fear of being negatively judged at a core level?
 

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Jfernald really? Oui Oiu found a review he liked from a gay site and posted it. I rather liked the review, especially the part praising the 124'S long hood. Why is this such an issue here on our historically friendly forum?
Just saying. No hating here. It's just that heteros don't seem to feel the need to announce their sexual preference all the time. I just don't feel the need to know what anyone's sexual preference is when I am reading car reviews. I don't think it is any of my business and I would just as soon not have any visions of sexual activity in my head.:)
 

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I think that it's great that the 124 Spider is going to be a hit with it's cute butt, narrow hips and long thrusting hood! LOL
 

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It allows the journalist to tailor their writing style (humor for instance) to their audience. It's all about demographics - find your audience, target and market to that audience through your writing style, and you may have a successful business plan. In this case, a website aimed at the LGBT community.
I suppose that makes sense.

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I think that it's great that the 124 Spider is going to be a hit with it's cute butt, narrow hips and long thrusting hood! LOL
Ya and instead of a knob on the stick shift will have a DILDO instead, and if your hand gets numbed, just turn the switch on and it will vibrate thus relaxing your hand and perform better accurate shifting.:x;) sorry couldn't risist.>:)>:)
 

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Frankmar,

Really?
 

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I'm surprised that dildo got through text nanny. It won't even let me say d.a.m.n.
 

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Just saying. No hating here. It's just that heteros don't seem to feel the need to announce their sexual preference all the time. I just don't feel the need to know what anyone's sexual preference is when I am reading car reviews. I don't think it is any of my business and I would just as soon not have any visions of sexual activity in my head.:)
Well, they're not announcing it to you, they're announcing it to other LGBT. Hetero is the statistical norm. No need to announce that. And LGBT is an entire culture, so reducing these terms to just the sexual acts is, well, reductive.
 
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