Consumerism has never been so focused on women, as it has been over the past decade. Reason being, the working clan of the female variety have increased significantly and now they are out with pockets of cash, spending. Some of them are ambitious professionals, some move to the beats of Rihanna while they drive themselves to college, some are working moms and of course you have the ‘Gold digger’ variety. In any case, each of them would need to commute in style, speed and safety.
Here’s a list of affordable, yet stylish and sporty cars for women. This is Volume 1 and it begins with…
The Audi TT has been the perennial favourite, a step up from the VW Beetle. The TT is for a woman who has passed the bubble gum age and now requires measure of sophistication in her independent, working life.
Specifications: 2+2 sports coupe; 250bhp 3.2-litre V6 or 200bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cyl; AWD or FWD; 6-speed S-tronic;
Price: AED 155,000 – 185,000
MINI Roadster Cooper S
The world seems to be in love with the MINI for it’s cute proportions and jazzy styling. It is now backed by BMW quality. Buy this car and you will embrace a new sense of freedom and individuality; you become the centre of your universe. The women’s liberation thrives on such cars. So put on your sheer scarves and pixie shades, and go live a little.
Specifications: 2-seater convertible; 185bhp turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder; FWD; 6-speed automatic
Price: AED 185,000
Mercedes-Benz C 350 Coupe
The C-Class coupe is the fashionista’s choice, perfectly complementing her Jimmy Choo shoes and LV clutch. With a Merc, you will never go out of style. Depending on the trim you can opt for a sporting demeanor, even if you don’t you are bound with practicality, with space that serves four adults and a decent boot.
Specifications: 2+2 sports coupe; 301bhp 3.5-litre V6; RWD; 7G-TRONIC PLUS
Price: AED 220,000
VW Golf GTI
The GTI is amongst the quickest, most fun way to get to work and amongst the easiest to swerve around mall parking. The interiors are functional and you will love it for its practicality, tartan fabric seats and almost-40 year history.
Price: AED 116,000
This new kid in town brings a lot of style to the table. The paintwork on the provocative exteriors can be matched to your lipstick and nail polish. The interiors are snazzy and there aren’t too many cars in the market that can deliver more bling-per-buck than the Veloster.
Specifications: 4-seater, 3+1-door hatchback; 138bhp 1.6-litre 4-cylinder; FWD; 6-speed automatic
Price: AED 74,000
Watch out for Volume 2 of ‘top 10 most affordable ‘it’ cars for women’!