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Hey women, do you judge a guy by the kind of car he drives?
Dating / 12:46 PM - Saturday March 21, 2009

hey women, do you judge a guy by the kind of car he drives?

I've driven a beater for years, and now can conscientiously replace with something newer... but how important is a car for a guy's attractiveness? be honest...

Update: March 21, 2009.
Thanks for all your responses... I guess it does matter in first impressions. It won't make up for being unattractive or a jackass, but may buy me (I guess literally) a little more time to make an impression. And I'm not talking about a ridiculous sportscar - just something newer and I guess more appropriate for a single guy.

- Asked by A Guy Critical, Male, 29-35, Toronto, Who Cares?

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the only woman i know of that judges a man by his car is the materialistic ho's that you don't want in the first place.

HOWEVER, if you are driving a POS clunker, then girl will judge you as unworthy. it must be clean, fairly new, and in operating condition.

- Response by pizzatroll, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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For a gold-digging, shallow woman it means the world. For a kind-hearted, nonmaterialistic woman it means nothing.

- Response by tynandasexi, A Hip Hop Girl, Female, 26-28, Student

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OK, I'll admit to some predjudice regarding what a man drives, but it's not a $$$ issue. Don't need to pick me up in a Bentley.

For example, the following are deal-breakers: mini-vans, Audis, Volvos, and anything I might need a step-ladder to get in (an indication of extremely modest endowment).

They always get extra points for a pick-up truck, though. A truck says, "I'm capable. I'm competent. I'm reliable."

- Response by myowntwofeet, An Alternative Girl, Female, 46-55, Los Angeles, Other Profession

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judge you on a car...no. i personally wouldnt. it is kinda like the first impression with clothing...it does say somehting for you...but only til we talk and get to know each other. i dont let first impressions rule my thought forever. :)

- Response by sheahardt, A Cool Mom, Female, 22-25, Atlanta, Student

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honestly when i see a nice car, i am impressed
BUT my boyfriend hasn't had a car in 6 months (money problems), and ive been driving us EVERYWHERE
but since i love him and he's such a great guy & he helps with gas $$ i really dont mind most of the time
when he used to drive an OLD honda accord i didnt mind either. yes those over-materialistic girls would definitely have a problem with it though

- Response by An Alternative Girl, Female, 22-25, Los Angeles, Student

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nope! well unless he drives those hippie trucks with peace signs and magnets..then i'll judge. But other than that nope. my S/O drives a black 2000 toyota corolla. the rear passenger door doesnt open anymore but I still like it and I most definately love it when it's parked on my driveway :D

- Response by gaffb, A Sweet Sarah, Female, 26-28, Toronto, Administrative

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Girls do look at the car, but do you really want a girl that only likes you for the type of car you drive? My b/f is a multi millionaire and drives an old jeep. I didn't find out what he drove for several dates. It just didn't matter to me. Cars just don't matter to him.

- Response by A Career Woman, Female, 46-55, Los Angeles, Financial / Banking

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I agree with all the others that say, "Keep it clean and running".

Frankly, if you had an older car that you kept in good condition it would impress me. It is an indicator that you know how to be careful with your money, you take pride in what you have, and that you are secure with yourself.

- Response by zibet58, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Teaching

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I don't think that many women judge a guy by the car he drives because a lot of the time, women don't meet men when they are sitting in their vehicles or even know what type of vehicle he drives until after they go out or something...I've dated a lot of guys who owned older vehicles or newer ones and it didn't really make me like them any more or any less...a vehicle may be representative of a person, but it's not the only thing, there are more important things than what type of vehicle he/she drives...:D

- Response by fastball, A Cool Mom, Female, 36-45, Edmonton, Self-Employed

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I am more impressed if they know about the engines vs. the options

- Response by ruffian, A Sportif, Female, 36-45

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I love it when misogynists who make general statements and show they know absolutely nothing about the group of people they wish to trivialize and hate.

Neither I or my s/o own a car. We both live in areas where public transport is excellent and having a car is an unnecessary, if not stupid, expense.

And, no, whether or not he drove or drove a nice car never even crossed my mind.

I would like to ask the absolute ass who said that "women [in general!] judge men by their cars" a basic question: If my guy literally does not even own a car, how could I have judged him on the basis of his car?

- Response by electragold21, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, New York, Teaching

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I am halfway wealthy and I do drive an older truck. Your loss my gain for judging me. Im debating this issue because why would I want to date someone thats money grubby...

- Response by mcjdog, A Guy Critical, Male, 29-35

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A Tracker will end up next to the Lexus in the junk yard. That is my view.

Judging someone by their car is about as shallow as judging someone by their eye color.

- Response by seductivepisces9, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, Who Cares?

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Yes they do, But you'll never get them to admit it.

- Response by guy506, A Guy Critical, Male, 46-55, Houston, Other Profession

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You want women to be honest about judging a man by something that womn would consider "shallow"? That'll never happen!

Yes, they will judge you for it.
No, they'll never admit it.

- Response by chessplayer, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45, Administrative

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Honestly, some do. It's more of the "is it a junker that looks like it's been to hell and back?" question rather than is it within the last say 6 years. Sometimes the wealthiest people drive the biggest POS's just because they can. We look at how well the car is taken care of, same as we look at how well your home is taken care of; not the year of it.

- Response by lioness21, A Player, Female, 29-35, Consulting

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