You’ve managed to secure a date with that new girl at the office everyone has been chasing. You’ve made the dinner plans, bought some flowers, gassed up and made sure your car service schedule is up-to-date. After all, having your vehicle break down on the way to dinner or the movies isn’t the impression you want to make.
The only question left is; what does your car say about you? Have you ever picked up a date, only to have her smile turn into a frown when she sees your car? That doesn’t mean that you need to head out and purchase a flashy ride to impress the women. Your current vehicle may just be giving off the wrong vibe. Read on to see what your car is saying about you.
Outside: A man who drives a beat-up car is seen as someone who is either too poor to have it fixed or too damaged in the head to care. On the other hand, a car that is immaculately clean and waxed is a sign of an owner who is too much of a neat freak. Choose a car that isn’t a junk, yet is something that you won’t pop your top if someone leans on it.
Inside: You can earn bonus points with the women by having a car with lots of room and a plush interior. After all, if she decides to borrow your car at some point (far in the future) she will need space for all those shoes and clothes that she buys. The interior should be clean (yet not overly so) and not full of gadgets and gizmos that you think are “cool.”
Size: If a woman needs a ladder to get into your vehicle then you can’t be surprised when she takes one look and turns around. A large vehicle means a large ego, and no woman can deal with that.
Color: Some colors are cooler than others are and will get you more looks. Black is nice, assuming you clean it regularly. A white vehicle says, “I was born in California and my grandfather handed this car down to me.” Blue is alright, but royal blue is a color best reserved for the soccer mom. Pink or yellow are not very manly, unless it’s a Lamborghini.
Options and Gadgets: Just as important as a dent-free exterior and a reasonably clean interior are options that actually work. Having an air conditioner that doesn’t work or a custom stereo system that only gets AM radio is a sure way to ensure you don’t get a second date. What this says about your personality is that you are more about flash than substance. As previously stated, women aren’t impressed by your gizmos and gadgets, but if you do own them, they had better work.
Miscellaneous: There are other features that say a lot about your personality from a woman’s point of view. A stick shift is a sign that you like to take control, yet it won’t appeal to women who cannot drive a stick. Bumper stickers can be cool, depending on the content, but old torn ones are a sign that you don’t care about appearances. If you drive a truck, avoid the mud flaps with naked women on them. If you need me to tell you what this says about your personality then you need more help than I can provide.
Specific Vehicles: Certain models say a lot about your personality as well, including the following:
Chrysler Sebring – If you are driving a Sebring Convertible to pick up your date and are under the age of 60, here’s to hoping you merely rented it. Generation Y members make up only four percent of Sebring owners, and for good reason; it’s seen as a car for older folks.
Toyota Prius – It may not be flashy, but a Prius shows people that you care about Mother Earth. When it first hit the market, the Prius was most often purchased by single women with no children, but it has evolved into a symbol of eco-friendliness.
Audi (any model) – An Audi is the safest way to go. An Audi owner is seen as someone who is stable, sane and organized. Owners keep a written record of their Audi car service schedule and they choose to stay anonymous rather than stand out in a crowd.