Reports suggest Dad likes minivans, hybrids just as much as Mom

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  • 435>801 Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 9:29 p.m.

    It's weird that everybody hates the inversion, but loves their huge diesel truck and their ginormous suburban.

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Jan. 23, 2014 4:24 p.m.

    I'm a practical guy. When I was a teenager I was really worried about what people thought of me and was convinced a sports car was the only choice. I grew up. All this stuff about "hand over your man card" is silly. I have news for you--an SUV is no different than a minivan most of the time, except that it takes more gas. I'm amazed at how insecure people get about this--it feels like High School all over again.

    You won't see me shopping at the mall, buying expensive clothes when I can get the same functionality at the thrift shop. I don't spend $50 for a haircut. I don't eat fancy French food. I don't break my bank for a car that looks "cool." I want something that gets me and my family from here to there. I would rather keep money in my pocket rather than down the gas tank. If anyone comes up with a car with better functionality and efficiency, I'll gladly trade in what I'm driving. I really couldn't care less what the guy next to me thinks about my ride.

  • Let's Agree to Disagree Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 8:49 p.m.

    I am glad my wife loves her 5.4 liter, 8 cylinder, 4x4 SUV!

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 22, 2014 11:19 a.m.

    "In reality, Dad likes a good minivan or hybrid just as much as Mom"

    If you believe this, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'll sell you at wholesale.

  • The Final Word Alpine, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    The title of this article does not seem to match the majority of the research quoted in the article itself.

    The evidence seems to indicate men prefer higher performance/flashy vehicles vs females. I'm sure they just twisted the title to invent a controversy to get people to read and comment.

    I wouldn't be caught dead in an ugly prius. That being said I would certainly drive a Tesla if the price wasn't so ridiculous expensive.

    I'll keep my man card thank you very much.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Jan. 22, 2014 8:51 a.m.

    OK, we're all thinking it, I'm just saying it: Any dad who prefers a minivan over an SUV needs to hand over his man card right now.

  • The.Canuck Tooele, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    Not this dad!

    Wouldn't be caught in a mini-van if I had any say.

    Give me an SUV, truck or even a small sedan over a mini-van.