Originally posted by ivanterrible
First is the Honda Element
the VW Beetle
the Audi A4
I see all those cars have one thing in common, they do not have an American brand.
Is that your problem?
Is that why you drive a Ford?
As for the changing of the looks of the cars that is normal, I do not know how old you are, but I am 43 years old and I am Portuguese.
In the 60s it was relatively common to see cars from the 40s in streets, Portugal was a very poor country at the time. You can see that if you know
that Portugal used license plates like AA-00-00 until the 90s and some letters were reserved to the military and state vehicles. Since the 90s we had
to change the license plates to a 00-00-AA style and since maybe 2004 we had to start using a 00-AA-00 style license plates.
In all those changes the style of the cars I could see on the streets changed a lot.
The first change was the introduction of the Japanese cars, my father had a Datsun 1200.
Then, in the 80s the European brands (specially the French) started to criticise what was called at the time the "Bio Design", cars with less flat
surfaces and a lot of smooth curves.
After that the Europeans started to do the same.
As for the advertising, I almost do not see TV and I do not read papers or something like that where I could see the advertisings, but one thing I can
The adverts are made to a target audience, the products may be target to that same target audience but usually they are not. The target audience of
the advertisings is the type of people who usually would not buy that product, at least in the case of high value purchase such as cars.
One other thing that is easily noticed is that a high purchase like a car is target to someone who has that kind of money to spend, and that means a
lot more women today than some years ago.
I know that women are still paid less for the same job as that of a man, but the percentage of women in places that earn high salaries is bigger today
than it was 10 or 15 years ago.
In that case the companies make their products specifically for that target, in these case, cars.
But do not forget that a car is not something that you design today and hits the market tomorrow, it takes years for a car to reach the market.
So, even if this "Gay Conspiracy in Vehicles" is true, it must have started some 10 years ago.