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A compact, sub-compact or mid-sized coupe, sedan, hatchback or station wagon with a generous amount of trunk/hatch space and a back seat that usually folds down, powered by an unimpressive yet reliable and reasonably economical 4 cylinder engine. The idea is that such a vehicle is uninspiring to drive, but the trunk space at least makes it good for getting groceries.

Generally speaking, a bigger (ie; V6) engine or an engine that is turbo- or supercharged, along with bigger sway bars and stiffer suspension, are necessary turn a grocery getter into either a sports sedan or a sports coupe. Without these upgrades, a sporty-looking compact or sub-compact coupe is considered just a grocery getter.
"Dude, I know you like your car, but why are you talkin' up a grocery getter?"
by 1531wordsmith December 15, 2008
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housewives who force their husbands to buy huge expensive gas guzzling SUV's but have no purpose for them other than to get groceries.
kelsey: you better buy me an escalade.

matt: ok

bernard: why do you need an escalade? you have no kids. all you would be doing is getting the groceries.

matt: dude, wtf? the costs outweigh the benefits.

bernard: your wife is so dumb just like all the other grocery getters.
by yeh mutha January 09, 2009
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A car primarily used for transporting groceries, as the name implies. It can also be used to refer to a car used for A-B transport only.
My daily car's nothing special - it's a bone stock grocery getter.
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An sedan that has an extended back, specifically a Station Wagon
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by bfine January 11, 2005
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A boring looking mini-van, station wagon or SUV used mostly to acquire groceries for the household to transport kids around town. Usually a grocery-getter vehicle is driven, unfortunatley, by a pill-popping soccer mom and/or bored housewife in a loveless marriage. Grocery-getter vehicles are generally not very sexy looking and are selected for their practical utility like transporting spoiled kids, various equipment and groceries of course.
"Her husband bought her a real grocery-getter didn't he?"

"What is up with Anne-Marie? She was zipping around in her grocery-getter all jacked up on something this morning... nearly ran me over, dammit!"

Used car sales guy: So we have a nice selection of mini-vans and station wagons over here you might like in your price range.

Woman: Those are alright I guess. Ooh, I like that silver Toyota Sienna! Can I test drive it?

Guy: Sure...a more fancy grocery-getter if you will.

Woman: Uh, yeah (rolls eyes and sighs). You know I'm not a mom and I'm not married Mr. um...

Guy: Just call me Larry.

Woman: Right. On this test drive try not to talk. You already put your foot in your mouth as it is.
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Usually a derogatory term to describe any vehicle that was designed to be a practical vehicle for a family, usually limited to only include sedans, station wagons, minivans or SUVs. Modifying the engine or appearance of a grocery getter does not change the initial intent for said vehicle so it is still considered a grocery getter.

Some manufactures will offer a version of a grocery getter with a high performance engine or other modifications in an attempt to remove the grocery getter stigma, but if the base model of the vehicle is considered a grocery getter then all models of that vehicle is considered a grocery getter.

Usually trucks, coupes, convertibles, exotics and motorcycles are not considered grocery getters because they are not practical family vehicles.
grocery getter, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Chevy Impala, Ford Taurus
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A 4 door sedan that owners think is fast but was actually made and intended for buying groceries at Wal Mart
Yo! Mah Audi A4 it fast! It don't matta that it weighz 4,000 lbz and haz moms driving it b/c I shift MAD QUICK yo!

Yo! Mah Audi S4 I haz supercharged with everi mod possible...it run 109 mph in da 1/4...shit is da fastest thing on da road! (grocery getter)
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