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7 Cars Men Should Never Ever Drive ...

By Jennifer

If you're tired of your man constantly asking to borrow your car, it's time to make a change, to trade in your current ride for something that's so emasculating to any dude behind the wheel, he'll never ask for the keys. We girls can drive these cars without drawing sympathetic looks (or laughs) from men, but your man probably can't. So if you're looking for a new car, one your guy will never, ever ask to borrow, consider one of these. Here are 7 cars a man really shouldn't drive (suggest all in good fun, of course).

1 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser Why does this super-cool car make my list, when I’m sure scores of men have driven one without being made fun of by loads of total strangers? Because I drive one, so automatically, I think of it as a chick car. Your boyfriend may ask to borrow it, but maybe not.

2 Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata Simply put, even James Bond or the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” couldn’t make this tiny round convertible masculine. Ditto for the Honda del Sol. You'll love either one, but he might not even want to ride shotgun. Not enough "leg room."

3 Fiat 500

Fiat 500 This tiny car is entirely cool — but if you’ve ever seen the commercial from a few years ago for McDonald’s, featuring the rental-car nightmare, The Speck, you’ll understand why this makes my list. The only man who can drive one? Apparently, Charlie Sheen.

4 GEO Tracker

GEO Tracker While to some, the GEO/Chevy Tracker may seem like the ideal blend of “outdoorsy” and “fun” and “youthful,” to me, it also has a dash of “girl.” The same can be said for the Suzuki Sidekick.

5 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible

Pontiac Sunfire Convertible I’m sure Pontiac didn’t mean for the Sunfire convertible to be a chick car. I’m sure Pontiac meant for the Sunfire convertible to be driven and enjoyed by scores of young men and women, but somehow, like the Dodge Neon, this car seems to say “Hi, my name is Becky, and next year, when I graduate from college, I’m trading this in for an Audi!” So it's doubtful your sweetie will want to drive it.

6 Any Minivan, Ever

Any Minivan, Ever I know it’s convenient. I know it’s swanky and cushy inside, with loads of comfort and infotainment options. But your man will probably never drive your minivan, because even if you remove all the booster seats and vacuum out all of the ground-up Cheerios and Goldfish crackers, he'll never be able to peel off the little stick figure family window clings. Only soccer moms can pull off the soccer mom look.

7 Anything Pink

Anything Pink When I was in high school, there was a girl whose parents bought her a pink pick-up truck for her sixteenth birthday. So take note: no matter what car you get, even a Corvette or Mustang or Bentley, your man probably won't ask for the keys.

See? You have plenty of new-car options your guy won't want to borrow - unless he really truly doesn't care what other humans think. Do you have a boyfriend-borrowing-proof car I should add to my list?

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