Hooniverse Asks: What's the Most Social Car or Truck?

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People are always telling me that my aunt is popular. Or maybe that it’s that my auntie is social? I can’t remember exactly which it is because I don’t really like to hang out with people all that much.
Some cars engender crowds, and that’s what we’re looking for today: the most social autos and trucks there are. Whether it’s an active owner’s club or just a particular car that draws fans like flies, what do you think is the most social car or truck there is?
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  1. A classic Mustang convertible with the top down. It’s friendly, open-air, and non-threatening. You’ll have no problem finding people who will want to go for a ride.

    1. Any clasdic convertible, actually. People are compelled to strike up conversation when you are stuck in traffic, or buying gas, stopped at a light, etc.

    1. As a Miata (well Eunos Roadster) owner, I’ve been been told, nope, a two seater car is antisocial by in-laws because it just fits me and my wife. I fail to see the downside of that. Random strangers do talk to you from the street on a sunny day, usually complimentary. I can’t imagine the same happening in a modern Audi or BMW convertible..

    1. I had one of those in college and just after. Generally I was the one who drove because all my friends had 2-door Corollas or Tempos or the like. And it got me lots of girls asking me to help them move their stuff. Did it get me dates? Not so very much.

    1. I helped raise the top on that car when it started to rain at the 2010 Microcar and Minicar World Meet in Crystal Lake, IL. My brush with greatness.

      1. It looks long enough to be banished to the spectator parking lot.
        What did the top look like? I can’t imagine that one folding frame would span from the windshield to the back seat ans still be concealed in the picture above.

        1. The classes at that show were based on engine displacement, so it was perfectly welcome. The upper end of “minicar” was generously defined. Everyone was too busy being agog at it to raise any objections anyway.
          The top is conventional at the rear and sort of conventional at the front, making use of a separate frame which is slipped into place just behind the front seats. The stretch joining the two frames is, as I recall, pretty much unsupported along its length. I took a photo of it:
          http://www.microcar.org/gallery/d/22150-3/DSCN8015.jpg

    2. I have a 1970 B, and can say that people do talk to me all the time when i’m out and about. Although, mine isnt a super stretch 😉

      1. Beautiful
        When I commuted to college in the ’80 B, I’d get all kids of people chatting me up at lights.

  2. I’d say any old car that once was very common tends to be social in a sense. With my old 242 I could hardly fill gas without getting into a conversation of the “I/we/my mum/uncle/teacher used to have one”-kind. It was very pleasant actually, people were friendly and nostalgic in the best way. I’m not sure if they’d shown the same face with a less original car though.
    https://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/0/0/125/14194213/w9-34978.jpg
    It also seated five and was well-used to pick up hitchhikers in the day. Used to hitch hike home from school when I was a teenager and my bike wasn’t usable, so I have a hard time driving past thumbs.

          1. But…didn’t they fall apart in turn three, in the most Chryslerish way possible?

  3. Pretty much any car old enough to not be common on the roads. I get lots of attention every time I drive the T’bird. The 20 year old 318ti doesn’t yet get that kind of attention because there are still a number of them being used every day, plus they don’t look that different than a modern car yet.

        1. That’s why it is so sociable. After you splatter yourself onto the roadway, people come over to ask, “Are you OK?”

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