There is a thing with women and cars that has baffled even scientists. This stereotype is seen in movies and TV commercials. In some cultures, a car is usually a deal breaker when it comes to women choosing their potential mate.
There was a study that was carried out by Dr. Yoann Demoli, a Ph.D. holder in sociology, to examine the relationship between women and cars. When asked about the driving experience, twice as many women as men said they did not enjoy being behind the wheel. The study also found that women are more attracted to men that drive fancy cars.
More women are likely to buy the latest models of vehicles compared to men. There are cars that can't go unnoticed because of their exterior design. Such cars are in most cases sporty in nature and get a lot of attention from the ladies.
You may not be the most confident man in the world but a good car can do the talking for you. All you have to do is just open the passenger door and she will get in without asking questions. I am sure you have seen prank videos on YouTube of girls falling for cars. There are also cars that will repel the ladies and might make you single for life.
Here are 20 cars from the 2000s that'll get a woman's attention along with 10 that definitely won't.
20 Won't: Jaguar X-Type
The X-Type is Jaguar's least beloved vehicle despite being on the assembly line from 2001 to 2009. The car wasn't a Jaguar in any actual sense since it had a similar drivetrain and interior with the Ford Mondeo.
It came out when the company was owned by Ford and it was meant to compete in the luxury sedan market which was populated by Mercedes and Audi at that time.
According to Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club, the car sold 50,000 copies in 2003. That was the best year for the model. Everything went downhill after that and the nameplate never recovered. The exterior design looks like that of any other sedan and it would be difficult to identify the badge. The New York Times described the Jaguar X-Type as "The Dud of the Decade."
19 Won't: Chevrolet Aveo
The Aveo came about when Chevrolet decided acquire Daewoo after the company declared bankruptcy in the 90s. The South Korean manufacturer had the Daewoo Kalos as one of their more popular brands.
Chevrolet decided to rebrand the vehicle and name it the Aveo for the North American market. The car had decent gas mileage but that is all you can say about it. It had a lazy exterior look. According to CBS, the Aveo has been ranked as one of the deadliest cars on the road, claiming over 150 lives. This is something that no one would find attractive. There are only a handful of first generations Aveos on the road and they don't inspire any kind of confidence.
18 Won't: Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass has been on the assembly line since 2007 and was the first ever crossover SUV from the car manufacturer. The first generation model had a 3.7L V6 engine which could produce up to 172HP.
One might immediately think of a hit and run situation when looking at the Jeep Compass, even for the new models. The interior has also been heavily criticized by Edmunds who defined it as having low-quality plastic. Car enthusiasts have also complained about the off-roading capability of the Jeep Compass. The car handle can't slippery fields and it is not attractive enough to stand out in the city. There are those who believe that Chrysler should never have allowed the compass to rock the Jeep badge.
17 Won't: Hummer H2
This SUV has made it onto a couple of negative lists and the reasons are justified in most cases. It was so conspicuous that it became extremely unattractive. The exterior had bloated excess and the car was often seen as a bully on the road.
The early 2000s were big years for the Hummer because the vehicle became popular as it was owned by a couple of Hollywood celebrities. AutoTrader described the Hummer H2 as the most embarrassing car you can buy.
The car has also aged horribly and you wouldn't want to be driving it in today's traffic. The 2003 model was released when the American economy was doing well and consumers were not as worried about gas prices as they are today.
16 Won't: Chrysler Sebring
Jeremy Clarkson once described the Chrysler Sebring convertible as "almost certainly the worst car in the entire world." The Sebrin was in production from 1996 until 2010 when it was replaced by the Chrysler 200.
The first generation Sebring was available in either a coupe or a convertible version. The scalloping of the hood contributed to the car's ugliness and is something no woman would find attractive. The car was poorly constructed and was not fun to drive by any stretch. The third generation Chrysler Sebring doesn't look any better even though it has a 2.36-liter V6 engine. The Chrysler 200 is a disappointment too and it seems it inherited all the problems from its predecessor. Good luck trying to woo a lady in this vehicle.
15 Won't: Lexus HS 250h
Lexus is supposed to be Toyata's luxury brand but the HS 250h was far from it. It looked like a bloated Toyota from the side and it would have been simpler if the manufacturer had just branded it as such.
The HS 250h was introduced to the North American market in 2009 and had a Hybrid feature as the main value proposition. There was nothing luxurious about the interior, and that was supposed to be one of the main selling features of the Lexus. The car had a price tag of $40,000 which is on the higher end of the spectrum considering what Lexus was offering. There were only 2400 units sold during the 2 years after the car was launched which led to its discontinuation in 2014. The market was simply not receptive to the model.
14 Won't: Chevy HHR
The Chevy HHR first hit the assembly line in 2005 and was in production until 2011. It was marketed as a five door station wagon in the US. According to Wikipedia, the inspiration for the design came from the 1947 Chevrolet Suburban which lacked the exterior aesthetics for a car of its time.
Aside from the ugly exterior, the Chevy HHR was one of the vehicles with the highest recall rates in the history of the automobile industry.
The car has been heavily criticized by car journalists and bloggers. Jalopnik described it as "the ultimate rent-a-wreck" and it has been voted as one of the worst vehicles to come out of the 2000s. According to CheatSheet, there were about 6.2 million flagged recall notices for the Chevy HHR.
13 Won't: Smart ForTwo
The Smart ForTwo had polarizing looks and the energy economy was very poor for a vehicle of its size. There was a survey that was conducted by Smart Insurance in which participants were asked to comment on the driving experience of the vehicle. The majority of the participants termed it as a cringe worthy car to drive.
According to Consumer Reports, there have been multiple complaints about the transmission and the handling of the Smart ForTwo.
There have been over 1.7 million units sold as of 2015 but that doesn't save it from being a low quality car. The car seems to be popular with athletes, especially those that play Football. This is definitely not a car that will be attractive to ladies any time soon.
12 Won't: Pontiac Aztek
The Pontiac Aztek was on the assembly line for only five years with production coming to a halt in 2005. Wikipedia has listed it as one of the worst vehicles ever produced. It enjoyed a small resurgence in popularity when it was featured as Walter White's vehicle in HBO's hit show Breaking Bad.
That particular Pontiac Aztek was almost unusable when filming ended for Breaking Bad and was sold at auction for $7800.
The car promised supposedly futuristic styling when it was launched for the mass market in 2005. There was a poll conducted by the Daily Telegraph in 2008 which ranked the Pontiac Aztek number 1 out of the 100 ugliest cars of all time. That same year, Edmunds declared that the car had ruined the reputation of an 84 year old automaker.
11 Won't: Saturn Ion Quad Coupe
The Saturn Ion Quad Coupe was launched in 2002 and shared the same platform as the GM Delta. The first generation Quad Coupe came standard with a 2.2-liter L4 engine which could produce up to 140HP.
You can currently get a 2006 model for less than $2000. According to Vehicle History, the car is difficult to get in and out of which might work to your disadvantage if you are trying to impress the ladies.
There have also been complaints about the cheap materials that have been used for the interior of the vehicle. The check light engine is reported to come on and off and Vehicle History reviewers have also complained about leaks from the sunroof of the Saturn Ion Quad Coupe.
10 Will: Ford GT
The GT has to be one of Ford's greatest achievements in the first decade after the new millennium. The two seater sports car was launched in 2005 and there was a redesign for 2017.
The exterior of the sports car is similar to that of the Ford GTO car which had some of the best design work of that era.
The car comes with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine which can produce up to 550HP with 500 lb-ft of torque. There is a 6-speed manual transmission with a slip differential which can be used to impress the ladies. The car has a top speed of 216 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. The 2017 version has a starting price of $453,750 which is beyond the reach of most regular people. there are also a ton of options from other competing brands within that price range.
9 Will: Ferrari 599 GTB
The 599 GTB was Ferrari's front engine flagship and was on the assembly line from 2006 to 2012. Ferrari focused on improving aerodynamics with the use of unique sail panels. The 599 part of the name came about as a result of its total displacement.
The car came with a 6.0-liter V12 engine which could produce up to 612HP. The traditional six speed manual transmission came as standard for the Ferrari 599 GTB.
In terms of performance, the car has a top speed of 205 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. There was an upgraded package called the HGTE package which looked slightly better and had stiffer springs and suspension. A used Ferrari 599 GTB is likely to cost around $200,000 even for the older models.
8 Will: BMW M3 E46
The M3 has been in production since 1985. The first production variant of the E46 was launched in the year 2000 and came with a 3.2-liter M-tuned engine which could produce up to 333HP. In 2006, Road & Track Magazine voted the 2006 Version as its favorite sports car.
There were two versions available for the European and North American market. The American version had a top speed of 155mph and could go from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds.
There was a limited edition called the Silverstone in which 50 cars were produced for the UK market. There is also a racing variant of the E46. The car still manages to look beautiful considering it is now more than a decade old.
7 Will: Nissan 350Z
The Nissan 350Z is the fifth generation of the Z car line and was in production from 2002 to 2009. The coupe version was the base model during the initial years. The best looking 350 has to be the 2004 roadster model that came with a retractable soft-top roof.
There were a couple of revisions while the car was in production which still managed to look good. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 engine which can produce up to 285HP. The Nissan 350Z has a top speed of 155 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds. The car also had a reasonable price as you could get it for $38,070 when it was new. It has solid fuel economy despite it being a sports car. You can get 18 MPG in the city and 25 on the highway if you are a good driver.
6 Will: Chevrolet Corvette C6
The Chevrolet Corvette C6 was produced by GM between 2005 and 2013. There are a couple of production variants that look really good, especially when it comes to the exterior design.
Just like a lot of cars of this nature, there is also a racing variant for the Chevrolet Corvette C6 which has won a couple of races. The C6 has featured the exposed headlamp since the 60s.
The Chevrolet Corvette C6 coupe had a 6.0-liter V8 engine which could produce up to 400 horses pulling 400 lb-ft of torque. The 2008 model rocked a new engine which increased the displacement to 6.2-liter that produced 430HP. The beautifully designed front fascia with the intake outlet makes for great aesthetic appeal.
5 Will: Porsche Carrera GT
This mid-size engine sports car was initially dubbed Project Code 980 and was on the assembly line from 2004 to 2007. It has been named by Sports Car International as the number one sports car from the 2000s.
The exterior design cues alone are worth the accolade. The car has aged gracefully and looks like it was way ahead of its time. According to Wikipedia, the car had been in the works since the 90s but was shelved until the beginning of the new millennium. The Porsche Carrera GT had a 5.7-liter DOHC V10 engine which could produce up to 603HP. The GT was available in five different color paint schemes. In terms of speed, the car has a top speed of 205 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
4 Will: Audi R8
The Audi R8 made its debut at the International Geneva Motor Show in 2003. According to Wikipedia, the 5000 different parts of the Audi R8 are fitted by hand. The first generation was equipped with a 4.2-liter V8 engine and produced 420HP. There have been different models over the years, each with their own unique, distinguishing design.
The last R8 from the 2000s was the Coupé 5.2 FSI Quattro which had a 5.2-liter engine that could produce up to 523HP. It had a top speed of 196 mph and could finish the 0 to 60 race in under 3.9 seconds.
Other notable aesthetic differences included a more aggressive front fascia and LED headlights. The car still looks modern even by today's high standards for supercars.
3 Will: Ferrari 458
Business Insider has voted the 458 Italia as one of the best Ferraris ever produced. This car is a marvel to watch in action and has one of the best front fascias in the business.
It was first launched in 2009 right at the tail end of the decade. It was designed to be the successor to the Ferrari F430. The car has a 4.5-liter V8 engine which puts out 562HP.
It only comes with one transmission and that is the dual clutch 7-speed. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a top speed of 199 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds. The base price for the vehicle starts at $230,000. This vehicle is a head turner, especially with a red color scheme.
2 Will: Aston Martin DB9
The DB9 was seen as the natural successor to the DB7. The first generation features a 5.9-liter V12 engine which borrows from the V12 Vanquish platform. The initials DB stand for David Brown who was the owner of the brand for the majority of its existence.
They did not want to call it DB8 as the company feared that people would think this indicated a V8 engine.
There was a major change to the exterior design and the performance metrics in 2008. Horsepower increased to 470HP and the interior had a more centered console. The Aston Martin DB9 has a top speed of 183 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. The walnut wood and leather interior finishing gives it a premium touch.
1 Will: Lamborghini Murcielago
The Murcielago was first introduced to the world as a coupe in 2001. It wouldn't be until a year when it became available to the North American market. There have only been 4099 units built between 2001 and 2009 when the sports car was on the assembly line.
There have been limited editions of the Lamborghini Murcielago to mark important milestones in the company's history.
In 2006, Lamborghini launched the LP 640 Versace at the Paris motor show. There were a total of 20 units produced with only 8 available for sale. Almost all Lamborghinis will get a woman's attention but this one will stun her to the core. The Lamborghini Murcielago has 6.5-Liter V12 engine which can produce up to 641HP.
Sources: Wikipedia.org ; caranddriver.com: cargurus.com: carhistory.com