MEN IN BLACK
Women like men in black Ford pickups
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Published on Fri, Jan 31, 2014
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
HOT WIRE—Women believe that attractive men drive black Ford pickup trucks. That’s according to a survey conducted by Insure.com. The fact that black Ford pickups are the vehicle of choice of the Mexican drug cartels is purely coincidental. What do the least attractive men drive? Mail trucks, evidently (sorry, postal carriers). The same survey says men believe attractive women drive sports cars, while unattractive women drive minivans. Go figure.
The survey asked 2,000 men and women to rank the kind of vehicles driven by attractive members of the opposite sex. Respondents ranked styles of car, make and color. When number one rankings for each category are combined, here’s what the results show:
• Women say attractive men tend to drive black Ford pickup trucks.
• The least attractive men drive mail trucks.
• Men say attractive women tend to drive red BMW sports cars.
• The least attractive women drive green minivans.
Women ranked these styles as cars that attractive men drive:
• Pickup trucks: 32%
• Sports cars: 27%
• SUVs: 16%
• Sedans: 11%
• Hybrid or electric: 9%
• UPS truck: 4%
• Minivans: 2%
• Mail truck: 1%
“A full-size truck implies that you can fix a leaky pipe. Regular $100 fill-ups suggest that you’re not money-obsessive. And regular $100 fill-ups also suggest that you regularly have $100,” says Insure.com Editorial Director Amy Danise.
The top makes of car for attractive men, as ranked by women, are Ford (16%), Chevrolet (13%) and Porsche (11%). “The tag line for the new Ford F-150 is ‘tougher, smarter and more capable,’ which coincidentally would make a great Match.com profile,” observes Danise.
Women overwhelmingly chose black (53%) as the color of car driven by good-looking men, followed by silver (16%) and red (13%).
LADY IN RED More than one-third of men envision attractive women in sports cars, with red BMWs topping the survey. Here’s how men ranked car styles for attractive women: • Sports cars: 39% • Sedans: 22% • SUVs: 20% • Pickup trucks: 10% • Hybrid or electric vehicle: 6% • Minivans: 4% So what are the top three makes of car driven by attractive women, as ranked by men? According to the survey, it’s BMW (16%), Mercedes-Benz (14%) and Porsche (10%). The top colors are red (40%), black (23%) and silver (14%). But a few miscalculations can destroy a driver’s appeal. The survey identified the top three turn-offs for both men and women: 1. Cigarette butts in the ashtray. 2. Trash on the seats. 3. Playing bad loud music. Men, if you do decide to get a black Ford pickup truck, watch out for the drug cartels.