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Ultimate Guy and Chick Cars

edited 3:30AM in The Show
What do you think? Did we get it right? Are these the ultimate guy and chick cars of all time? Tell us what cars you think are missing, or which ones don't deserve their coveted slots. Share your thoughts right here -- and thanks!


  • edited January 2009
    On today's show you asked which car a guy trying to attract a girl should drive. All my girlfriends and I have agreed several times over that the answer is: A TRUCK. ANY TRUCK. Preferably with tools in the back. This tells us you will haul things for us, fix things for us, you are strong and capable. You are not an accountant, not a car nut, just a down to earth, rugged, able GUY :)
  • edited January 2009
    Hands-down the Volvo C70 Convertible. Cream with brown leather interior. This car screams urban and expensive!
  • edited January 2009
    I can tell you as a blonde chick (who used to get checked out constantly in her Burgundy 1987 Camaro) that the 2007 Toyota Prius is NOT a good car to drive if you want to get a man. More often than not, I get dirty looks for accelerating so slowly away from a stop, as young men driving their ultimate guy cars recklessly speed past me! But, because I'm happily married, every man who passes me by flipping the bird is one less idiot that I have to date!
  • edited January 2009
    I can't beleive none of the ultimate chick cars was a Mercury. Everything they make is femme.
  • edited January 2009
    After having driven mini vans and station wagons for years, I decided to go for a monumentous change following the college graduation of my youngest children. I bought a G35 Infiniti. Men of all ages stop me in parking lots, argue over who will drive it at the local car wash, honk as I drive by and give me "thumbs up" while stopped at traffic lights. My husband (sorry guys!) is considering hiding the keys...
  • edited January 2009
    Ok, well there's the ultimate car the *guy* or *chick* wants to own, and there's the car to own to *attract* the guy or chick.

    As a guy, I'm not more attracted to chicks that drive Beetles, Cabrios, or Miatas. (the top 3 chick cars) I also somehow doubt that chicks gravitate to guys because of their Mustangs, Corvettes, or Camaros. (the top three guy cars)

    The only time I was more attracted to a girl because of her car was in my teens. Mary had a nineteen-seventy-something Datsun pickup that someone had shoehorned a 260Z motor (and 4-speed transmission) into. It was average to look at, but it sounded so cool, was damn fast, and she let me drive it. I later suspected that she got that truck precisely to attract a guy like me, mostly because it worked so well.

    Perhaps this was part of Mary's technique. Her previous car was a 2-seater sports car. It had the gas cap behind the rear license plate. Because the down-angle of the filler neck was shallow, it would spit gas back at you if you pumped it in wide open. Try to imagine her pulling into full service gas, asking for a fillup, and saying "pump slowly" in a sexy way.

    It's funny - at the time, I was young, and didn't realize that Mary was "working it", but to write it all down and look at it, it seems obvious she was... :D
  • edited January 2009
    Dear Tom and Ray,
    I have to say the best "CHICK-Magnet" is a Hybrid Car. After driving my father's Toyota Prius across the country and spending last summer with my girlfriend, I have learned a few things. First, everyone loves to hear about the great gas mileage I got (GA-MI with only 2 stops). Second, when you run out of things to say during your date, their is always the fun display to stare at and then explain. Third, it is always fun to pass a giant gas guzzler on the road and watch their faces (While doing the speed limit)...
    I think that you should put this on your "watch list" as a general "person-magnet" car...for both men and women!
    Love your show,
  • edited January 2009
    I am a college student at Iowa State University, and I constantly am complimented on my Mitsubishi Lancer. It?s not that expensive of a car but it?s sporty and it catches the eye. It seems to be a hit with the Sorority crowd.
  • edited January 2009
    I am a single mature heterosexual guy and I've been conducting an experiment about women's reactions to guys' cars for the last two years. My every day car is a Toyota Prius. My fun, on the weekend car is an Acura NSX. My findings reveal this: women are quick to say how they admire my intelligence and sensibility as a Prius driver, yet when I pull up in the NSX and take them for a ride where they can hear the roar of the mid-engine motor, without exception they get all hot and bothered. And although most would never admit it, they get all tingly pulling up to a fine restaurant's valet in the NSX. Not so much in the Prius. Don't let a woman's feigned intellectualism and practicality fool you into believing they love that you have a practical car. They want raw power, from their man and their man's ride.
  • edited January 2009
    I always figured that I should buy the car I want and not worry about what anyone else things about it.

    As for what car a chick drives, I really don't care. If we were to get together, it would be more likely to be in my car. If otherwise, then it is her choice of car, so as long as it does not breakdown, I don't really care. Nice of her to drive.

    As for attracting chicks, I doubt if I am going to be happy with the girl who is looking for someone with a pickup with tools in the back and a gun rack. I would rather attract one who is closer to my style.
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