Women prefer Prius drivers to Ferrari owners, says new survey

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Women prefer Prius drivers to Ferrari owners, says new survey

The man driving around town with the roof dropped on his potent Porsche 911 may not be as sexually alluring as he may think, according to results of a new survey carried out by Motors.co.uk.

The questionnaire revealed that while 48 per cent of men are convinced an expensive or flashy car makes them more attractive to the opposite sex, women actually labelled them arrogant, self-centred and dangerous.

Contrary to popular belief, driving an eco friendly car such as a Toyota Prius or Vauxhall Ampera is the best way to attract the opposite sex with women seeing those male drivers as conscientious, intelligent and amongst the safest on the road.

Don't fancy making the jump to an all-electric vehicle but still fancy swapping numbers at the traffic lights? The results say you need to purchase a run-of-the-mill saloon such as Ford Mondeo to ensure women perceive you as hard working and safe on the road.

The survey worked both ways as men also judge women on the cars they choose to drive, with big obnoxious 4x4s being particularly unattractive to male motorists who regard their drivers as arrogant, rude and self-centred.

Phill Jones, of Motors.co.uk, said: "Our survey provided an interesting snapshot into how people perceive car drivers, with the bad boy sports car stereotype still holding true.

"The disparity between men and women suggests that the yummy mummy 'Chelsea tractor' stereotype might be having a similar effect on men as sports cars appear to be having on women."