At least this is the rising sensibility learned in a survey of 2,000 UK women by Motors.co.uk which said men who profile in traditional expressions of virility, power, and/or wealth can be less desirable in women’s’ eyes, and the women expressed instead admiration for men who rock a Prius or Nissan Leaf.
Yep – the days of the Pee Wee Herman stereotype are fading, if you ever said in one for sensible hatchbacks that go
The study suggests green cars are not just coming along in the sales market, but also in that marketplace of infinitely higher importance – the one involving interplay between the sexes – where things grow to be seriously shifting.
According to the answers given, male owners of expensive sports cars were viewed by 53 percent of female respondents as “arrogant,” 44 percent said they were “self-centered,” and 38 percent went so far as to say they were “a danger on the roads.”
In contrast, women saw Prius and Leaf owners as “conscientious” and “intelligent” and “safe” drivers.
My, how values are changing. Are these viewpoints right view in America?
Overall but, the survey showed ancient values do die hard, and a core of tradition does yet hold sway with others.
“Our survey provided an fascinating snapshot into how public perceive car drivers, with the terrible-boy sports car stereotype still holding right,” said Motors.co.uk Commercial Director Phil Jones. “The disparity between men and women suggests that the scrumptious mummy ‘Chelsea tractor’ stereotype might be having a similar effect on men as sports cars grow to be having on women.”