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What kind of car guys do girls want to talk to?

Just read this on Yahoo and I'm not so sure I trust it. The girls here might think differently, but what kind of car owner would you rather talk to?

"EcoGeeks get all the girls
By Hank Green Posted Wed May 28, 2008 1:59am PDT
Just in case you needed another reason to care about the environment: It turns out girls dig guys who dig environmental technology.

According to a study conducted by GM as part of this year's Challenge X competition:

Nearly 9 in 10 women (88 percent) say they'd rather chat up someone who owns the latest fuel-efficient car versus the latest sports car.
Eighty percent of American car buyers would find someone with the latest fuel-efficient car more interesting to talk to at a party than someone with the latest sports car.
More than 4 out of 10 (45 percent) 18- to 43-year-olds say it's a fashion faux pas nowadays to have a car that's not green or environmentally friendly.
Little did we know we've been fashionable all along! (OK, maybe not me - I'm still tooling around in my old Sentra.) No one seems to have told 80 percent of America that it's actually greener to keep driving your current car than to invest in buying a new one.

Nonetheless, this study is good news. And when I buy my first new car (never!), I'll be sure to let everyone know how green it is.

GM's Challenge X is a yearly competition among college students to make GM vehicles more efficient. This year's competition had students from 17 universities "re-engineering" Chevy's Equinox to make it more efficient and reduce its greenhouse impact, while retaining consumer appeal.

Solutions the students put together included using alternative propulsion systems like fuel cells and hybrid technologies, and using alternative fuels like biodiesel and ethanol.

This year's winners are from Mississippi State. They increased the fuel economy of the Equinox by almost 40 percent with a hybrid-electric biodiesel engine.

That's hot."




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Re: What kind of car guys to girls want to talk to?

hmmm, i wonder what the age of the girls was and how many they asked. Also, what part of the country?

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if I was single and were in the market to talk to guys (that aren't my friends), I would most certainly talk to a guy driving a fast 4 banger over a weak hybrid

i'm shallow I know :P

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Yeah... I can't stand those hybrids. >_> Fugly!


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most hybrids now-a-days look just like their non-hybrid counterparts. I can only think of a couple that don't have a non-hybrid counterpart (Prius & that ugly Honda thing)

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[quote author=LaraW link=topic=113637.msg2361630#msg2361630 date=1212503030]
Yeah... I can't stand those hybrids. >_> Fugly!
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What, you mean this doesn't turn you on?


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[quote author=stephanie link=topic=113637.msg2361644#msg2361644 date=1212503290]
most hybrids now-a-days look just like their non-hybrid counterparts. I can only think of a couple that don't have a non-hybrid counterpart (Prius & that ugly Honda thing)
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Haha yeah that thing looks like a Prius took a dump on a civic.


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ones with a hatch that the back seats fold down?!?!?


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What if you get the best of both worlds with a Tesla?


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