Do women prefer sports cars or dinky greenies?

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Guys sit down and take a long, cold, hard look at facts.  Most women are not that attracted to sports cars.  In fact, it is quite the other way around.

Gasp, Shock, Horror!

Women like men who drive eco-friendly cars and are safe on the road.  Should you be surprised?  Not really.  This new 2,200 UK survey from (read it here) shows that women actually prefer a thoughtful man, in touch with the environment and who is safe.  Guess those sleek sports cars, or other supped up boxes won’t be the ticket many of the masculine gender would hope for.

It would stand to reason, since according to my personal experience, I got my women smiles driving a Mitsubishi i MiEV then my cute little 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider.  Go figure!  The strange thing is most guys laugh when I mention this anecdote.  A proof that most guys just don’t get it.  Still, who cares when women smile at me in a tiny eco-friendly electric car?

Half of the Men Get It Wrong!

No surprise there either, considering 48% of men still hold the archaic thinking that driving a sleek sports car means they will attract women.  Contrary to popular opinion, women favor men who drive eco-friendly hybrids, or even better, electric car.  The women polled said this was the best way to portray yourself men, in a positive light.

Here at CarNewsCafe, we love to educate people about automobiles, but it is also our intention to help our fellow men.  We would like to see more women automotive writers and are actively seeking them for  We also hope men can pick themselves up from falling off their chairs and not only start considering an eco-friendly car as you next purchase, but actually embrace modern times.

Ladies Not Perfect Either…

Not that soccer mom usually look for a mate, but the survey did find men not attracted to 4×4 women drivers.  The survey reported: “…being particularly unattractive to blokes, who regard them as arrogant, rude and self centred.”

So pay attention, men.  We are no longer living in the 1950s.  How do you attract the opposite sex?  You need to be perceived as being conscientious, intelligent and safe on the road.  Don’t believe us, the survey even showed that a quaint mid-size generic sedan is seen in a better light than a gas guzzling sleek car.

Times have changed and those repeating past mistakes are doomed for failures.  In the meantime, go and rent a Prius on a Friday if you feel the need to “score”.

Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart