I suspect this may be truthful

I mean, I have been on the receiving end of something very much like this:

What you drive matters. Sorry. I’m sure you’re saving a ton of money for our first house payment by driving that rolling embarrassment from the decade in which I was born, but you’ll never get to spend it on me because you’ll never get me in the passenger seat. Feel free to call me shallow. Also, feel free to never call me at all.

Okay, it was technically the decade after that, but “rolling embarrassment” might do it justice. So this list of What We Think About Your Ride by Caroline Ellis, not yet thirty, persuades me of her credibility, especially with examples like this:

Chevy Corvette

You think: I look sexy driving this thing.

We think: You’re at least ten years older than you’re telling me you are. Your ex-wife was right to tell you that you weren’t allowed to buy that thing. I’ll take some drinks from you but you’re getting a fake number at the end of the night.

Ouch. And there’s this:

Honda Civic/Toyota Corolla

You think: This is a really reliable car and … sorry, I really don’t have any idea what you’re thinking here.

We think: Great, you’re boring AND poor.

Finally, since I spent a good part of the week in one of these:

Infiniti G35/37/whatever they call it now

You think: It’s just as cool as a BMW.

We think: No, it isn’t.

Side note: Women to whom I have recommended this page — I plugged it briefly on Twitter — were generally delighted. Not one word from the men.


  1. fillyjonk »

    14 November 2013 · 1:26 pm

    I was gonna make some kind of comment about how I find judging a man based on how he treats waiters a more reliable technique than judging him based on his car, but I see I’m well outside of the target demographic of women, and so, once again, what I think probably doesn’t matter.

  2. fillyjonk »

    14 November 2013 · 1:27 pm

    Those under-30 car-judging chicks can just get off my lawn.

  3. McGehee »

    14 November 2013 · 4:01 pm

    1996 Ford Bronco

    You think: This is my truck and I don’t give a flick what you think about it.

    We think: […]

  4. Jeffro »

    14 November 2013 · 10:40 pm

    2013 F-150

    You think: I like the room and the comfort, plus the four wheel drive gives me a sense of security.

    We think: Best be looking like Blake Shelton.

    I respond: I could care less what you think, and if you are that shallow, you’ll never get invited to sit in my passenger seat.

  5. hatless in hattiesburg »

    14 November 2013 · 11:55 pm

    jeffro summed it up better than i could “I could care less what you think, and if you are that shallow, you’ll never get invited to sit in my passenger seat.”

  6. Pete Zaitcev »

    15 November 2013 · 8:19 pm

    Do the Wrangler!

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