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Car 'could be crucial in attracting a mate'

Wed, 20 May 2009
Men considering buying a car that is on its last legs in a bid to save money may think again after hearing the findings of a new study.

A survey by found women find potential suitors driving a rust bucket a distinct turnoff.

The research revealed females are three times more likely than males to discriminate against a love interest on the grounds of what car they own.

Some 34 per cent of ladies stated they would send a man packing if his vehicle was not up to scratch. marketing manager Katie Armitage claimed the findings showed just how important autos are to Brits.

"We are truly a nation in love with our wheels and our findings show how many drivers have a special place in their hearts for their motors," she said.

In light of the research, the group has come up with a car compatibility calculator that helps drivers locate their perfect vehicle.

Meanwhile, recently suggested car buyers show their support for the UK's manufacturing industry by purchasing models built on British soil.

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