• Jan 27th 2009 at 2:58PM
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Click above to view Top 10 Cars You Should Drive on a First Date

Back in November, we did a post titled Top 10 Cars You Should Never Drive on a First Date. Many readers told us that we needed a Top 10 list of the cars you should drive on a first date. The only problem is that we're less qualified to write this list than the last one, but we decided to give it a go anyway. Click above to check out our Top 10 Cars You Should Drive on a First Date, and once you've seen all our Don Juan specials, feel free to offer up your first date motoring suggestions in the comments.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      As long as you have a car which is somewhat cosy in size and has great leather front seats with a lot of grip and support, it's game on. Both those qualities make my Mazda3 hatch a very popular car among women I know/date. They love the seats and how the dash and car itself wraps around them. They are used to their parents minivans and large sedans so a small interior with very countoured seats seems to turn them on. And in turn, me ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I had a '98 Avenger that attracted more attention than I could understand. Though it was one helluva car.

      My S-10 works out pretty well though. Apparently driving a truck means I'm both rugged and dependable. Or so I'm told.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This list isn't bad.

      I love how unrealistic many people are on here, Ferraris, Bimmers, Benzos, Audis, Lexus, Jags, Astons, and Rolls?

      If your taking your date out in a Ferrari, Jag, Aston or Rolls, you are a tool who has no confidence in your ability to attract the opposite sex with your own virtues and if your date likes you for your car- she will have half your money within 5 years.

      If you take them out in a Lexus, you are a boring ass accountant who isn't getting laid.....ever.

      Bimmers, Benzos, and Audis just shout D-bag. If your date loves those cars, she is just a low level golddigger. That is unless your driving a 3 series, C class, or smaller Audi. Even then, really, those are cars for people who can't afford them and are usually leased, maybe your still a D-bag, maybe not. She'll be left wondering.

      Most of the cars listed are for normal people, who are not overcompensating for anything. I'm sorry, an F150, Camaro, or Mustang are not the redneck specials they once were. They've been elevated a bit with their redesigns. Besides if your compensating for small junk, the new way is the list above (usually German) since you can get a 3 series coming off lease relatively cheap. F150s with some options are ok since they aren't the 1 ton duallies (as mentioned in the post) as long as they aren't the stripper (no not stripper as in dancers) specials, they say you are either "outdoorsy" or a DIYer and have choosen a half ton truck as your daily driver instead of a second vehicle to pull the boat, ATVs, or sheets of drywall.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This first date list is not even worthy of wiping my behind with. To put those eco friendly rolling death traps in this list is just shameful. How bout remove the honda and its larger than life carbon footprint... and put in an Infinity G35. Remove the smart can, and put in either the Jeep Cherokee SRT-8, or any VW other than the Beatle. And the Camary.... Only acceptable on a first date if you and your date both have kids.. Even then its questionable.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You don't know the same girls I do, 'cause the ones I know would be deeply, deeply unimpressed with a huge, expensive hi-po SUV that gets 10 mpg. Seriously, that would go over like a lead balloon in a typical liberal college town like mine. Small cars are king in those places.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There should be more minivans on that list. (No offense to minivans or their operators)
        • 6 Years Ago
        So would driving a van signal, "let's start a family" or "let's end what we have"...?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Panel Vans?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, panel van screams "creepy kidnapper."
      • 6 Years Ago
      This list is really odd.
      Camry? Town Car? Women in their 60s perhaps.
      The MINI should have been on the list, along with the original Mini.

      The Miata is a questionable choice though. Depends on the actual car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My 99 Civic Si always struck a good impression in college, it was bright red but otherwise unmodded. They would giggle and beam all happy. I def played it cute with a little pikachu stuffed in the passenger door pocket. That would melt them.

      2nd date id open it up and the cold air intake honk would make them giggle alot harder... and thats all I have to say about that.

      Nowadays I don't even care what sort of car it is. I just make sure the car is clean and smells fresh. I think women are more impressed by a man who doesn't have hygiene problems than what make of car it is.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Eh, say what you want but it never stopped me from getting busy. Hell I used to borrow my dad's minivan sometimes just for the chuckle factor.

        See, I play it funny. You get a girl to laugh and you could be driving a Yugo - you're still getting laid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I assume you meant they were laughing at the buzziness of your torqueless wonder and the fact you were driving a moded econocar. Too bad she didn't wait 'til vtec kicked in, yo.
        I concur, your car should be in the top 3 of the "Do Not Drive" list.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the camry should in no way be on this list
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, that's different from being a douche.

        Then again, when I met my wife, I was driving a modded Miata with suspension set to full stiff, which she absolutely hated, so what do I know.
        • 6 Years Ago
        On a first date, *how* you drive says as much as *what* you drive.

        Drive that CTS-V like you think being a douche will impress her, and you're not getting a callback.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something out of the main stream for your demographic but still cool
      If your are a young professional guy... try a jaguar
      If you an older gentleman... try a small cross over
      If your a teenager... a used volvo wagon might be interesting
      If your rich as hell... hold back a bit and take your A4 instead of the S Class...

      that my opinion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        17 year old with a 1999 V70R Volvo wagon here. Yes it is awesome.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "you're" please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Wrangler is the best choice.

      It says you are cool, outdoorsy, fun and free spirited. Kind of the car equivalent of a North Face fleece.

      Also, all hot girls love Wranglers- it is a law of nature or something.

      I would also add the LR Defender 90 to this class for all the same reasons as the Wrangler plus you get rich points.
      • 6 Years Ago
      my 1974 VW Karmann Ghia convertible worked great for me when i was dating... Actually had a few women ask me out after seeing me driving around in it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hehe it makes me smile that JDMLover isn't to be found in the comments section (@ time of reading) ....guess he didnt expect the camry to be on the list, lol

      btw, my favorite car for first dates was my old Acura Legend....great leather, lots of space and waay too many tech toys for a car from 1994
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