Study: Women Prefer Green Car Drivers Over Supercars

man-with-nissan-leafOnce upon a time, all it took to impress a pretty girl was a classic Ford Mustang with a big engine and a loud exhaust, but no longer. A new study reveals that these days, women have a much more favorable opinion of a guy driving a green car, like the Toyota Prius or Nissan Leaf, than of some twat driving a supercar. But there’s surely some caveats.

The study interviewed about 2,000 British women regarding their opinions on drivers of certain cars, and the results reflect changing attitudes towards automobiles. 53% of respondents found supercar drivers to be “arrogant”, and 44% called drivers of such cars “self-centered”, with 38% even describing owners of high-end sports cars as a “danger on the roads.” Wow, just wow.

But what about the nice fellow rocking the more-affordable Prius or Leaf, an environmentally-conscious car? Such drivers were more likely to be labeled “intelligent”, “safe”, and “conscientious.” Hear that guys? Girls dig green cars!

Except there always seems to be that gap between what women say they want, and what they actually pursue. After all, the bad boy motif doesn’t seem to have faded from popularity, and there’s a big difference between answering a questionnaire and actually experiencing the excitement a supercar has to offer.

The clear solution is to buy a “green” supercar, like the Tesla Model S, the Porsche 918 Spyder, or the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. You can have your cake and eat it too, so long as your pockets are deep enough.

Source: Mother Nature Network

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.