Nerd mobile - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
Any particularly uninteresting car that favors functionality over any sense of style or panache. I realized I had gone completely into the dull parent in life when I went to look at a new car and thought the nerd mobiles looked like the most sensible choices.
n. a full-sized, uninteresting car; a family car. My father always buys some kind of stupid nerd mobile.
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Today's EV market is beginning to look more attractive than its first generation of plug-in nerd mobiles
. Big luxury brand names like BMW, Rimac and Rolls Royce are all diving into the high-tech, luxurious cars of the future.
According to Hagerty Insurance, cars such as the AMC Pacer and Gremlin have grabbed the imagination of a new generation who find the 1970s nerd mobiles
not only fun and endearing, but evocative of "retro" automotive chic.