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Do flashy cars attract women?

Asked by Eggie (5865points) November 8th, 2011

I know that it is kind of shallow that a woman would be attracted to material stuff alone, and that a guys personality is the most important thing that attracts girls, but ladies is it true that your first impressions of a guy with a hot car would be better than that with a guy who does not have a car? Is the guys chances with the hot car much better than that of the guy who doesn’t own a car? And is it the type of car that would give him a better chance at getting the girl?

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Blackberry's avatar

Shallow women, yes. These women are most likely 18–23. If the guy doesn’t own a car, it depends on where he lives and what else he does or doesn’t have. No one wants anyone that doesn’t seem to have any motivation.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Personally, I couldn’t possibly care less what you drive. Period.

Eggie's avatar

@Blackberry…ok picture this….two guys with great personality, both working, ambitious and they both are handsome, but one has a car and one doesn’t….which one will get more female attraction from the ladies?the guy with the car right…..

morf's avatar

I think that upkeep is more important than the type of car. If you are driving in something that is filthy (inside and out), it can reflect poorly on you.
I would consider what type of woman you are interested in attracting and what you are looking for in terms of a relationship. If a woman MUST date a guy with a flashy car, what other MUSTS must she have? Is this the type of person you want to be with?

JLeslie's avatar

Depends on the woman. When I met my husband a girlfriend of mine knew him from school and one of the things she mentioned right of the bat was he was cute, had a Mercedes, and whatever else she said. I could care less he had a Mercedes (he actually had traded it in for a BMW by the time I met him). Most of the guys I had known who had nice cars were cash poor. Spending every penny on a car seems stupid to me, amd generally I am not attracted to stupid people.

Blackberry's avatar

@Eggie If they work in NYC, no. If they work somewhere not as populated, it’s more likely.

Lightlyseared's avatar

No. Generally it attracts other men.

Ponderer983's avatar

Flashy cars catch my attention, but they do not attract me to a guy. It takes a lot more than that.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My first cars were sportscars, because I loved speed. I got out of college and bought a super hot Z-28 Camaro. I remember the first females that went gaga over the car. They were the Dairy Princess and her court. They were also 14 years old. I got a few speeding tickets with that car, never any action.

smilingheart1's avatar

The TV ads would like us to think so. It depends on the woman. If the man has a flashy car, what else about him either glitters or doesn’t?

ucme's avatar

Flashy? That would just attract moths though!!

JLeslie's avatar

I really like @Lightlyseared answer. Soooo very true. My husband, who is obsessed with cars, well when we drive around our fancy cars it is definitely men who wander over to talk to him and comment more than women. Also, true just driving down the road. Thumbs up and “nice car” shout outs are always men.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

It’s an American thing, ‘you are your car’. Really though, two great guys and one doesn’t have a car? If he’s a great guy all around then women are going to be so excited to go out with him cause he’s not a jerk that the car thing will most likely be overlooked.

SuperMouse's avatar

I always figured that fellows who drive either fancy sports cars or big old trucks were trying to somehow make up for their errr… shortcomings.

deni's avatar

They actually are a turn off for me.

Pandora's avatar

Yes but not to the driver. I just like pretty things. Now if the driver is equally pretty or handsome than I may notice that too. However being happily married it will never go beyond appreciation for something attractive to look at. But I do like pretty cars and shiny new things. Even when I was single it didn’t mean I would be instantly attracted to the owner. If I were than I would’ve dated a ridiculous amount of people.
Some people may go for it but most of the time it has more to do with money. If your driving an expensive 200,000 dollar sports car than there is a good chance the owner has the money for it or daddy is rich. So its more about the money it represents.
If you really want a car that makes an impression than I would suggest this car.

Blackberry's avatar

@SuperMouse Like having a small penis?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I guess they attract superficial women if they have been taught to think flashy cars mean something.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Have you ever driven a Z-28 or other sportscar? They stick to the road like they’re on rails. It’s amazing.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Blackberry yes, like having a small penis.

Blackberry's avatar

@SuperMouse Lol. It was supposed to be funny, but didn’t work out like I planned. :/

SuperMouse's avatar

I totally got the humor but had to respond! LOL!

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir they probably attract superficial women that think the flash car means because the man spent a lot of money on the car they’ll spend a lot of money on th too.

Eggie's avatar

Ok, so you ladies are saying that a car has nothing to do with attractiveness? Honestly, I dont see it that way with the opposite sex. Yes it may superficial and there is a lot more to do that just the material things, but I have seen a lot of women especially younger women pay great attention to guys with nice cars. Its the same with men…..if two girls are hitting on a guy…both very pretty, the guy would want to go with the girl who has the bigger boobs. Its a biological thing…not saying that he would not still choose the other girl based on personality but he would definitely consider the girl with the boobs first….am I right? Do you see the point that I am making?

Ponderer983's avatar

@eggie your point isn’t really valid. You are comparing something that is a part of someone’s physical body to something someone buys and drives. If the question was about penis size, I would say I would be more attracted to the guy with a larger penis. Imo anyone nowadays can buy a nice car but be flat ass broke in other areas, living in his mother’s basement. Not attractive. We are also giving our view on this subject. Maybe the people you know would be attracted to the guy with a nice car, but clearly in this thread the women think otherwise. Probably because the women on here are intelligent and can see past that crap.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The Mr. borrowed a rather flashy BMW convertible for our wedding weekend which I thought was sweet but when the rest of the family saw it, they were ga-ga. I think it’s safe to say, men, women and children have an eye for a sleek, shapely car.

Eggie's avatar

@Neizvestnaya So are you saying that it is a factor of attraction towards women?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@Eggie: From what I saw, it works as an attraction for both male and female.

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