Curbside Classic Outtake: Perpetuating Stereotypes In Stereo Edition

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

If the stereotypical driver of a red Grand Am is a blond beautician who lives in a trailer with an unemployed boyfriend sporting a mullet, what is the stereotypical profession of the drivers of Sunfire and Cavalier coupes? Hint: what’s that behind the fence?

It’s a daycare! And the daycare workers park on the side. And since we’re on the subject of Cavalier coupes, here’s a bonus from the apartment across the street from here:

Don’t ask why I shot these cars today; perhaps today’s lovely Camaro inspired me. And don’t think I’m shortchanging the Cavalier; it deserves its own Deadly Sin CC one of these days.

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  • Srogers Srogers on Jan 20, 2010

    I think that 2 types of people in this discussion. Those that think Cavaliers/Sunbirds are less visually appealing, have worse interiors and inferior driving characteristics to other compact cars available. Then their are those that figure that $/mile ratio is good (and maybe it is) for the Cavalier/Sunbird and that if you can ignore the crap styling, crap interior and crap driving dynamics - then you have a good car (for the money).

  • Bugo Bugo on Oct 23, 2010

    The 95-up Cavaliers were great cars. Eerily reliable, quiet, comfortable, good riding, good handling, cheap to fix. Excellent visibility. Not a lot of power, but enough to get moving. Good acceleration from 40-90. Decent fuel economy. Old tech, but who cares. An OHV engine is proven, reliable, and easy and cheap to fix. I have 170K on mine and I haven't exactly babied it. Brake shoes are cheap and easy to change. And there's plenty of room for my over 6' frame. What's not to love?

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