Looking for more than your boring old box-shaped SUV or common compact hatchback? Then set your eye on something more exciting – the Coupe! It’s not just about what your car needs to do (like get you from home to work or university), but it’s also about how you feel in an awesome looking car, noticed by all as you park outside a restaurant or chill out at the beach watching the sun go down.
Join the club! Everyone from Janet Jackson, Nicole Richie, Ice T and Britney Spears to Paris Hilton, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler and Lady Gaga – have had a coupe at one point or another (and probably still do).
Looking for movies that feature the coupe? Burt Reynolds drove a Pontiac Firebird in ‘Smokey & the Bandit’ (1977). Luke Hamill drives a Corvette Stingray in ‘Çorvette Summer’ (1978). ‘Bullit’ (1968) featured a Ford Mustang GT driven by none other than Steve McQueen. Then there’s the iconic James Bond movies and the ‘Fast & the Furious’ series of films that feature the Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R, Dodge Charger, Toyota Supra Turbo, Mitsubishi Eclipse, and the Buick GNX to name a few. Other movies that celebrate the coupe include ‘Transformers’ (2007), ‘Days of Thunder’ (1990), ‘Mad Max’ (1979), ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ (2000), and the ‘Back to the Future’ franchise.
The coupe represents excitement, freedom, and the ultimate in ‘Cool’. It’s like choosing between a high school dance and an awesome outdoor dance experience like the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. There’s no comparison.
The Coupe is not for everyone – and that’s why it’s just perfect. It’s not a car for lugging around kids or trying to get a Walmart-sized oven in the back – although some of the larger ones could try. It’s also not an over-sized SUV that takes up parking and road space. The coupe is stylish, easy on the eye, and turns heads.
So, what is a coupe? Let’s look at the stats.
1. The traditional coupe has 2 doors and a fixed roof that slopes down the back elegantly like a revealing dress.
2. It has style, class and sexy curves making it a more desirable car, and a slightly more expensive choice.
3. It is produced in less quantity than the more common body shapes on the market.
4. There are a variety of size variations from the smaller Audi TT, Alfa Romeo GTV, and Ford Puma up to the Mercedes CLK-Class or Audi A5 with either a 4, 6, or 8 cylinder engine under the bonnet.
5. With less doors, the body shell on a coupe is more rigid creating a smoother, more stable ride and better suspension.
6. Most sports cars fall into this category making it even more thrilling.
Of course you will have to do the proper checks both mechanical and body wise, but in the end people will notice you driving down the street in a BMW 1 Series M Coupe or a Chrysler Crossfire rather than a common Kia Sedona or Toyota Camry.