Women unimpressed by boy racers

Friday, 05 October 2012

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Drivers who think their car's rapid acceleration and flashy design is going to attract all the ladies may be disappointed, as they prefer to go for men who regularly clean their vehicle.

Only one in twenty women are wooed by speedy vehicles, with just 12 per cent going for those who drive an expensive car, according to findings from Kwik-Fit.
Half of women would pay much more attention to whether a man's vehicle was well maintained.

However, it is vital to remember the interiors are just as important as the exteriors, meaning that car insurance policyholders may want to consider getting the vacuum cleaner out before the terrycloth.

Roger Griggs, communications director at Kwik Fit, said: "Modern technology means that cars are faster and more powerful than ever before, but speed limits and environmental consciousness means that more respect will be earned from the opposite sex if a car is clean and well-maintained.

The study found that, as people grow older, they pay more attention to the level of maintenance seen in a car, with 64 per cent of over-45s impressed by a dependable vehicle that has been well looked after.

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