Yesterday Mr. BrownDogWelding so succinctly wrote what I think most of us here already believed.

“Fun is a justification.”

To that I would like to add: Looks are a justification.

Buying a vehicle because you think it looks good, is perfectly valid. To go with that, not buying a vehicle because you think it is ugly, also perfectly valid.

That’s one of the two reason’s why my wife and I refuse to buy a minivan. We find them to be very ugly. We refuse to pay money for something we find ugly. Mind you, I’m not shitting on minivans. Minivans are excellent tools, and I approve highly of their purchase and use. We don’t want one, so we’re not going to buy one. We bought her a CX-5 instead. It meets are needs, and we find it attractive. Case closed.

I will posit this to you all. People with families are often mocked for buying a SUV or a CUV instead of a minivan, because they are desperately trying to look cool. Now, I’m sure there are people who do that (and that is pathetic), but I say that lots of other people just find them ugly, and don’t want one. So be it. The logic behind the insistence that families who refuse to buy minivans are just trying to look cool, is the same twisted and screwed up logic that insists middle aged dudes who buy the sports car they’ve always wanted and couldn’t afford, must be having a midlife crisis. I don’t think there is anybody here who believes that all middle aged dudes in Vettes and 911s are having a midlife crisis. So why is it accepted by so many here, that a family without a minivan is just trying to look cool?

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Myself, I give precisely zero shits what other people think about what my vehicle looks like. I am a dude who lusts after B-body wagons. Nobody but us wagon weirdos here thinks those bulbous things look good. I will receive zero cool points for driving a wood paneled LT-1 Roadmaster wagon from any normal person. Don’t care, want one. Every time I talk to my retired auto shop teacher buddy, who is the original owner of a gold wood paneled ‘96 Roadmaster wagon, I pester him to sell it to me.

So, with that, here are some pictures of vehicles that I find attractive.

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