A while ago, on the Car Talk Web site, there was a list of the top ten cars for gays and lesbians. Apparently, the top gay car was the Volkswagen Jetta; the top lesbian vehicle was the Subaru Outback.
It doesn't seem like there's anything inherent about these cars that would say "alternative lifestyle," but based on my observations, whenever I see a woman driving in an Outback or Forester, a disproportionately large number of them look butch and serious, many with a passenger that also has the same look. Whenever I see a Jetta driven by a man, a disproportionately large number of them look very attractive and extremely well groomed, at least compared to normal-looking guys like me.
I know not all female Outback and Forester owners are lesbians, and not all male Jetta drivers are gay. (I owned a Jetta several years ago, and thought it was a great car; I wouldn't hesitate to buy one again.) Still, though, what is it about certain vehicles that causes them to be popular among the GLBT crowd?