I truly believe that most men are immensely intimidated by women driving expensive autos such as Infiniti, BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Porsche.
Men like to think of themselves as “caretakers” and when they see a successful, powerful woman driving an expensive automobile it threatens their masculinity and they can’t seem to handle it. A lot of them will become spiteful and make assumptions like “It’s probably her father’s car” or “Her family brought it for her” or “She probably has a rich husband”. Incorrect on all counts; I actually paid for my luxury car in CASH, with money I earned from my own business (which was very successful for many years).
Personally, I have encountered drastic differences in the way that I am treated depending on what car I drive. When I used to drive an older early 90’s model Honda Accord guys used to try to talk to me all the time when I was driving. Now that I drive a luxury car, it really seems like everyone is super intimidated by me. Especially if my car is nicer than theirs! (Not that it matters, but most of the time, it is!) As a successful and independent woman, I don’t care at all what kind of car a guy drives; I could care less to be honest.
Let’s take a look at a high performance luxury car; take the Infiniti G37 for example. I figure most men would be quite intimidated by a woman driving it because the G37 is generally thought of as a very powerful and high performance car. The engine is six cylinder 3.7 Liter 330hp engine which is a lot more powerful than the average car. Pricing for the G37 starts at around $32k.
I have actually heard some guys state on internet message boards that powerful cars like Mercedes AMG, Porsche’s and Aston Martin’s are “wasted” on female drivers because apparently we are “afraid” to push the car to its limit by driving fast. What a bunch of nonsense! I have seen plenty of women “floor it” and hit very high speeds. Just because we are females doesn’t mean we can’t fully appreciate top cars. Anyone can appreciate the “performance” aspect of a car and really ride it hard on the freeway.
Now let’s look at an auto that is completely different; the Accord by Honda. Standard engine is a V4 with 190 hp. The Accord has a solid reputation for being a durable, reliable and efficient auto. Pricing starts at around $21k.