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Published on Sat, Jun 26, 2004

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Tom Leykis may be right after all.

BMW DRIVERS GET MORE TAIL Two controversial schools of thought have recently crossed paths in the most peculiar way.

The first school of thought comes from radio host Tom Leykis, who has claimed for years that men that act like jerks attract more sex than those who don't. Or, as he's been professing to listeners seeking tail, "You must find your inner a-hole."

The second school was reported in the April 7, 2004 entry of the LA CAR Blog ("Are BMW Drivers A-Holes?"). That article exposed the stereotype that some BMW drivers have earned and worn proudly. As Bimmerfest's Jimmy325 confessed in the article, "A lot of BMW owner's that I know are a-hole drivers. I am one too."

Well, a new German magazine called Men's Car conducted a survey which concludes that male BMW drivers have more sex than any other group of drivers around. As reported in Reuters, "BMW drivers have more sex than owners of any other cars and are much more active than Porsche drivers." The German magazine reportedly found in a survey of 2,253 motorists aged 20 to 50 published in its inaugural May issue that male BMW drivers say they have sex on average 2.2 times each week while Porsche drivers have sex 1.4 times per week. Following BMW drivers were Audi (2.1), Volkswagen (1.9), Ford (1.7) and Mercedes (1.6). Drivers of foreign car makes were also behind BMW with Italian cars (2.0), French (1.9), Japanese (1.8), Swedish (1.6) and Korean cars (1.5) trailing after. Among women, French car drivers were top with 2.1 times per week followed by Audi (2.0), Italian (2.0), and BMW (1.9) with Porsche again at the bottom of the scale at 1.2 times per week.

The upshot of all this is that the finding by Men's Car corroborate the Leykis theorem - i.e., that a-holes get more tail. Of course, I'm not saying that all BMW drivers are a-holes (or even that most BMW drivers are a-holes). I am, however, amused by the intersection of the Leykis theorem and the popular if not always deserved stereotype of the BMW driver. Way to go, Bimmerheads. - Roy Nakano

BMW DRIVERS GET MORE TAIL (FURTHER THOUGHTS) Senior Contributing Editor Chuck Dapoz chimes in: "A footnote to your blog on BMW owners: this year's JD Power's Initial Quality Survey was released this past week. You no doubt heard that Hyundai quality surpassed Toyota. But nearly buried in the report was the manufacturer that came in last was Porsche. Maybe Porsches aren't that bad. Perhaps the poor showing is because Porsche drivers just aren't as happy as, let's say, BMW owners ...for non-automotive reasons." - Chuck Dapoz

Chuck is joking, of course. Actually, while Porsche came in last as a manufacturer, as a brand it came in third to the bottom - at 159 problems per 100 vehicles. The bottom feeder award goes to Hummer with 173 problems per 100 vehicles. BMW, by the way, did quite well in the JD Power survey, with only 109 problems (the corporate average is 119). - Roy Nakano

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