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Bad news for single males driving around in expensive sports cars: women aren’t attracted to you.

A poll by UK website Motors found more than half the women surveyed are not attracted to men in expensive sports cars, assuming they are arrogant, while significantly more women are attracted to men who drive ‘green cars’ rather than gas-guzzlers.

Fifty-three per cent of women think male drivers of sports cars are arrogant, while 44 per cent said they are self-centred, and 38 per cent think they are a danger on the road.

Both women and men perceived drivers of eco-friendly cars like the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf as conscientious, intelligent and safe.

There is no mention of whether they are also perceived as smug and superior.

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Women don’t just prefer green cars to sports cars. Even Ford Mondeo drivers were found to be more appealing, while hatchback drivers were said to be considered modest.

The results, collated from the responses of 2000 UK adults, fly against the beliefs of 48 per cent of males surveyed, who thought women would be more attracted to them if they drove an expensive car.

However the survey also went the other way, with 44 per cent of male respondents believing women who drive large 4×4 ‘school mum’ cars are arrogant, and 29 per cent thinking they are rude.

“The disparity between men and women suggests the yummy mummy ‘Chelsea tractor’ stereotype might be having a similar effect on men as sports cars appear to be having on women,” Motors journalist Phill Jones said.

Men and women did seem to agree on one thing though; cars should be black.


  • Nathan

    Well it’s a good thing that men that are into sports cars are not interested in whether boring women find their hobby attractive or not.

    • turbodewd

      This iz a garbaj artikil. Surveys will also sho that if u put twin fellas in front of a Lambo or a Corolla they’ll pik the dude in front of the Lambo.

      Wot a fckin joke.

      • MattSuper

        Your spelling is garbage.

    • AceZ

      Yeah you could have a Chevrolet Corvette THEN the women/girls would just feel SORRY for you instead. LOL.

  • JoeR_AUS

    Which half are pretty?

    • Monk

      Comment of the day!

  • Peter

    I think that my wife, 2 daughters, and guinea pigs would all leave me for any guy in a DB9.

    • Smart US

      more time to practice your backswing

    • Edward

      If that doesn’t work then there’s always the little Cygnet ;)

  • RS

    “Fifty-three per cent of women think male drivers of sports cars are arrogant, while 44 per cent said they are self-centred, and 38 per cent think they are a danger on the road.”

    Well let’s see now: 53% + 44% + 29% = 135% this just goes to show how rubbish media is now days…

    For the guys that do think that having a sports car makes you more attractive I feel for you and to picky women out there… you can’t satisfy everyone can you?

    By the way it’s called Adrenaline.

    • JoeR_AUS

      your maths is RS

    • Kampfer

      LOL….. those three groups are not exclusive to each other.

    • Maths Guy

      70% of readers consider that you are in error, 50% think that your mistake is pretty funny, 60% think that before you critisised the article you should have read it better, 99% cant understand the reference to “Adrenaline”, and 100% of sports car owners think that they dont need your sympathy.

    • Alasdair

      Um it’s called having multiple questions in your survey. From personal experience, my own girlfriend told me “I’d dump you if you drove one of those” when uttered a ‘nice car’ whilst an F430 passed… although she does like 50s and 60s (unmodified) Americana and caterhams so it’s not all bad news

      • Smart US

        one thing is sure – shell dump is you wont get her SUV

        • ahanova

          nope

  • genesis1

    wooo smart cars for everyone

  • Gus

    63% of journalised statistics are made up

  • genesis

    A poll by UK website Motors found more than half the women surveyed are not attracted to men = les.

  • Dave W

    Those women prefer men who ride motorcycle. :)

  • Matt

    “44 per cent of male respondents believing women who drive large 4×4 ‘school mum’ cars are arrogant, and 29 per cent thinking they are rude.”

    This is very true.
    Dear women. If you’re one of them or are planning to join the ranks. Take note.

    • ahanova

      I have a Passat TDI. Where do I fit in?
      Regardless…I have to agree with the men. I live in the US. Those of us who are educated hate them, too. SUV’s are for taking up in the Cascades or Olympics 4-wheeling. (…but I had a Jeep for that.)

  • drivingsofas

    Usually its the old codgers with sports cars whose made millions in the prime days. Thats explains why the chics put the thumb downs in the surveys.

    The young dudes have the utes and au falcons still revving and hooning down the streets.

  • Phil

    damn you Ian Fleming, you’ve been lying to us the whole time ;-)

    • ahanova

      hehehe!

  • King

    That’s the same 50% who cheat on their husbands with men regardless of the type of car they drive.

  • RATBURL

    Take that survey here in the US and throw those results down the toilet! The only thing your going to pick up driving a preus might be laying dead on the side of the road.

    • ahanova

      Not true. I hate sports car drivers. While I am one, not by any means a majority, it may behoove you to take note of the fact that I am not alone in my opinion. In fact, many American males are arrogant or they lack confidence all together. I married a wonderful Czech guy! :) Even when he travels back home and comes in drunk, making it only to the landing of the stairs of the apartment building, at least he has the presence of mind to fold his clothes before he passes out there. :)

  • DJT1998

    Women are liars: study

  • MattSuper

    When you see a gorgeous girl ride shotgun with an extremely ugly dude in a Bentley, we all know she’s attracted to his money.

    • ahanova

      Gold Digger

  • Smart US

    53% of women think male drivers of sports cars are
    arrogant “= no self esteem”, while 44% said they are self-centered – “= they judge that by their own merits”, and 38% think they are a danger on the road – “= intimidated by presence, so they drive 4×4 while doing makeup”

  • horsie

    You know what woman really love, Milo tin exhaust pipe on a 1996 nissan pulsar.

    They also can’t get enough of chev badges on commodores or intimidating lebs in fully sick turbo’s

  • LeStori

    Just get an appropriate Dog . Definitely better at ‘pulling’ than a Car.

  • Mat

    There’s a fatal error in this story – the fact is that a woman’s pereption of the level of arrogance in a man and their attraction to him are not necessarily negatively correlated – at least that is my observation from the numbers of women pining for douchebags/bikies/roid jockeys/stockbrokers/RugbyLeague players etc…

  • ewew

    hah! didn’t know my prius is a chick magnet. time to roll down the window and play some doof doof music in that car

    • ahanova

      hehe! :)

  • Corporal Clegg

    Huge flaw in this study: It reports what women say rather than what they actually do. Anyone who has spent more than 5 minutes with a woman will know this is true.