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I bought my Outback because it met my needs, and I really liked the way it felt and drove when I took a demo ride. I liked my OB well enough that when my Honda CRV died in a crash I bought another Subaru, an Impreza, as my second car. I was totally unaware at the time that there are such strong stereotypes about Outback drivers in particular and wonder where these started from. The two in particular that I have heard are that Outbacks are "lesbian cars", and that Outbacks are driven only by "old" folks. My wife teases me when we drive and approach another OB, and it does seem pretty common that the driver is a senior citizen (as I am myself), but I can't figure out where the first stereotype comes from. I do get a good laugh about this.
 

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I bought my Outback because it met my needs, and I really liked the way it felt and drove when I took a demo ride. I liked my OB well enough that when my Honda CRV died in a crash I bought another Subaru, an Impreza, as my second car. I was totally unaware at the time that there are such strong stereotypes about Outback drivers in particular and wonder where these started from. The two in particular that I have heard are that Outbacks are "lesbian cars", and that Outbacks are driven only by "old" folks. My wife teases me when we drive and approach another OB, and it does seem pretty common that the driver is a senior citizen (as I am myself), but I can't figure out where the first stereotype comes from. I do get a good laugh about this.
They say the same thing about Gold Wing riders also!!!
 

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A former coworker who works for Subaru dealer says by their dealership or numbers it's the Forester that gets the gay women stereotype. I laugh with that because two macho married men mountain bikers I know have Foresters as does my brother but my brother has beard and pony tail.

The Outback has popularity far beyond Subaru market share where I live and where our cabin is.

If the Subaru stereotype is practical, frugal, active life style and not ostentatious we probably fit.

I read the Forbes or Yahoo article posted recently and we probably fit some of that well. We could be accused of placing more value on nice home and neighborhood than car not that our new Outback isn't nice.
 

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Anther stereotype of Subaru owners seems to center on the left side of politics.
I will be 59 next month so I guess I fit the old man stereotype.
I pulled this off the Forester forum.
 

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I think I read that the mazda Miata is the number one 'gay' car but, who knows.

Also, in the past - dunno about recently, Toyota was th biggest financial contributor to the largest gay oriented event - the San Francisco pride w'ever parade. I discovered and pointed this out to our VP after I bought my WRX and he made a snide remark - he drives a Lexus.

a REAL man, will drive whatever the h3ll he wants.
 

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There are many more stereotypes for the Lesburu: treehugger, lefties, socialist, commie pinko's, pot smoking hippies, greenies, and PETA's are among my friends favorites.
 

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Yes OB definitely trends more towards older crowd. I am Generation X

Another big chunk of the OB crowd are outdoor enthusiasts or people that need the space of truck/SUV.

If anything, I would want the OB to be even bigger, at least for cargo space capacity.

Pot smoking hippies in Nor Cal? Who knew? :gasp: Yes and seems like tons of people that are fans of PETA and dog owners.
 

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I would add safety conscious and wierdos to the list of stereotypes. I know a lot of OB owners who laugh at the so-called images of OB owners and just go on with their lives. Me included.
 

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Yes and seems like tons of people that are fans of PETA....
Hmmm, well I fall in to this too since I'm also a member of P.eople E.njoying T.asty A.nimals

Here in WA about 20% of the cars on the road are Subaru's so there is no stereotype per-say since all kinds of people here have them.

The only noticeable Subaru stereotypes we have is 1) Subaru WRX Too Fast too Furious crowd, 2) Oh wait...that was my exit...I'll just swerve the car ...NOW!

I almost didn't buy a Subaru because I'm not either of those people...and did not want to become one.
 

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And why would any thinking person care about this $%^&? Our household has a pretty fair complement of "electronic devices," and they're pretty much all Apple. We could not be further from most of the historical stereotypes of those who buy Apple Computer products. Now ask me if I give a @*#$ what anybody thinks about the car I own.

"Oooo! Our car is owned by a higher percentage of green mountain biking gay lesbian multiculti multiracial biethnic mushrooms from the Planet of Twelve Sexes."

Some people REALLY need a hobby.
 

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i own two outbacks and an impreza. i get called hippie(which i dont mind) by every redneck that i talk to. i dont see that as an insult? but i see im not the only one though.
 

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I drive an Outback, and I am a male Libertarian gun loving prepper who loves to blow **** up, swear like a sailor, and boink women as much as I can.

libertarian here too.

"Libertarians, the only group devoted to defending the Rights of the smallest minority on Earth - the Individual."
 

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I am a 47 yr old lead slingin, tractor pullin, cow farmin, kayakin, hikin, bird watchin, baptist, conservative, farmin, chainsaw wheelin, 4x4 diesel truck drivin, red meat eatin, father/husband.





i don't really fit in any place.

i do put up quite a fite on all the diesel truck forums i am on about the stereotyping subaru owners.


it's hard to change the mind of a mono toothed southern redneck though.:D
 

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There are many more stereotypes for the Lesburu: treehugger, lefties, socialist, commie pinko's, pot smoking hippies, greenies, and PETA's are among my friends favorites.
WTH! I'm not any of these things...:29:
 

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i did this a few days after i bought my car
my friends thought it was awesome, my lesbian friend in particular thinks its the best thing ever. however my wife made me remove it. so i refer to my outback as the lesbaru, and my wife's impreza as the lesbaru jr.
 

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At one time, I had a photo of my Outback loaded for war. I can't seem to find it right now. I probably had 30 guns and 50,000 rounds of ammo in the back of it one weekend when I went to a shoot.
 
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