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Is Your Car Ruining Your Chance of a Happy Relationship?

Is Your Car Ruining Your Chance of a Happy Relationship?

So, you’ve met who you think is the perfect partner for you, you love everything about them, the way they dress, the way they speak, you name it you love it. Then disaster - he/she is picking you up for a romantic weekend away and turns up in a rusting car littered inside with empty fast food cartons and drink cans? Would it make your perfect partner suddenly less attractive?

Car finance firm Zuto has found that the car you drive and the state you keep it in really does have an impact on how attractive you appear to potential partners. When it comes to first impressions you can’t beat the BMW 3 Series, 2 in 5 of 1,847 people questioned said a BMW makes them believe the driver has good taste and it made them more attractive overall!

It’s not just the make of car you choose that has a lasting impression though; 45% of those questioned reported they liked the interior of a car to be clean, 37% said they are more attracted to those with good driving skills and 30% appreciated a sweet smelling air freshener.

Surprisingly, even though the Ford Fiesta is the best-selling car in the UK, it has been found to make the worst first impression. Perhaps we have seen it on the roads so often the Fiesta just doesn't stand out anymore. At Rivervale Car Leasing we are big fans of the Fiesta – most of our staff drive one!

Top 5 cars that make the best first impression

Car Make/Model % who chose it as the best car for a first impression
BMW 3 Series 94
Mercedes-Benz C Class 90
Audi TT 89
Toyota Yaris 85
Volkswagen Golf 79

The top 5 cars that make the worst first Impression

Car Make/Model % who chose it as the best car for a first impression
Ford Fiesta 37
Vauxhall Corsa 38
Honda Civic 38
Ford Mondeo 41
Vauxhall Astra 43

This means an end for all those lonely hearts out there! All you need to do is get yourself a BMW 3 Series, keep it clean, drive well and buy an air freshener then you should never be short of a date!

Let us know - which car would make the best first impression on you?

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