I’m commonly asked which cars women find the least attractive for men to drive. Honestly, this is a tough one, as the truth is that there are many cars out there that no man should ever step in to. To narrow them down I decided to choose the top five cars of the decade that make me cringe. My first thought was the PT Cruiser from Chrysler. I’m still trying to figure out the reason as to why that car was ever made, as it’s one of the most disappointing automobiles I’ve ever seen. Nothing about it makes me want to touch it. Think of it like that person you have to sit next to with bad body oder in a crowded room that you’re repulsed by. For just under 20k I’m surprised that Chrysler even had the audacity to regularly rotate them onto their homepage before they went out of production last year. There is no way on this green earth that a woman will find a man more attractive regardless of how much he modifies it. A quick note to PT Cruiser owners; please stand AWAY from your car if you want to pick up on a girl and certainly don’t bother to valet.
Photo Credit: VW
Another obvious and notable choice is the VW Beetle. I’m not referring to the older versions known best as a surfer staple, but the ones produced from 1998 to present day and designed by J. Mays and Freeman Thomas. There is no reason for a man to drive this car unless he is part of the glee club. Any car that comes standard with a vase to put fresh flowers inside should tell a man that it is not a suitable choice. Let’s face it, the Beetle was meant as a car for fathers to give to their daughters as a safe upgrade to the Barbie Dream Car that she had when she was five.
Unless you’re below the maximum height requirement of 5’8″, the Mazda Miata is not for you. I am compelled to add this to the list because nine times out of ten when I see this car on the road it’s always being driven by a guy who is about 6’2” and too tall to drive it. Here’s a tip; when your head goes OVER the windshield, that is not attractive. When I see a big guy driving this car two things come to mind. First, he is the type of guy that doesn’t feel the need to spread his legs and the small cramped Miata doesn’t bother him in the least. Secondly he’d rather be sitting in a Ferrari F430 but can’t afford one. The next option down the line would be a Corvette and further down the list is the Mazda Miata (usually in red).
For the money you can buy a new Ford Mustang if you really want a convertible; or get a used Nissan 350Z or 3-series BMW, both of which will definitely get you more looks than a Miata. Oh, and a note to all you 3-series haters let me explain this clearly. Unfortunately most girls do not know the difference between a 1, 3 , 5 or 7-series. It is a BMW and that’s all they see. A 3-series Bimmer is like a Coach handbag; it’s not premium like Chanel but that doesn’t matter because it’s still a reputable and respected name.
Mini Coopers are questionable. If you wear skinny jeans or bear any resemblance to Justin Bieber then this could work for you. If on the other hand you play aggressive sports, enjoy heavy metal or go out regularly with women, this car says nothing about your true personality. This car is most ideal for a younger guy. Although fun loving is the Cooper’s personality, this car doesn’t tell me that you know what you’re doing and that you’re going to show me a night I’ll never forget. This car is like the friend who can never get out of the friend zone. Reason being is that every time I look at this car I want to hug it. It’s reminiscent to being a character in Disney’s Pixar animation film CARS. It’s SO CUTE and “cute” is not how you want to have a girl talk about your car.
Our last car is the Honda Insight, which was produced from 2000-2006. This car may be one of the most affordable hybrid cars manufactured but it is also one of the most disfigured and hideous cars made in the last decade. The rear fender skirts give me the wrong visual of a photograph that was mass emailed to me about 6 years ago. This car is all ass and the tires are too skinny to be carrying such a wide load. Nothing about this car screams sexy and it’s doubtful that any girl in her right mind would be attracted to it. If you want to go green at least show you have some taste and choose wisely.