30 Sep '13, 3pm

Women go for men with green cars, survey finds

Women go for men with green cars, survey finds

Just bought a bright red Ferrari and think that it will be a babe magnet ? Think again. You would have been better off buying a Toyota Prius or a Nissan Leaf. A new British survey finds that although 48 percent of men think buying an expensive car “made them more attractive to the opposite sex,” the opposite is true. Some 53 percent of women in a poll of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom labeled the owners of expensive sports cars as “arrogant.” Another 44 percent found them “self-centered,” and 38 percent described them as “a danger on the roads.” The Prius and Leaf owners were labeled “conscientious,” “intelligent” and “safe” drivers. That would make the guy in the photo above a total pin-up, right? Even the male respondents went thumbs-down on macho SUVs: 34 percent said they were mean-spirited. And 29 percent of women condemned the 4X4 crowd as “rude.” A Synovate surv...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/women-...

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