List: Ten Worst Cars For A Blind Date

By John Beltz Snyder

December 09, 2009


Black Lincoln Town Car: Nothing like a random hop-in to ruin a good date. We recommend a car that looks less like a cab.


Ford Mustang V-6 5AT: It tells her you're trying to look macho without actually being macho. And that you can't drive stick.


Hummer H3: You and your date are likely to find one of those embarrassing, fake "You park like a jerk" tickets on your windshield after dinner.


Lotus Exige: Unless your date is a contortionist, you're better off picking her up in something with easier ingress/egress. Plus, if you have the keys to an Exige, you should be out driving anyway, and a passenger is just added weight.


Chrysler Town & Country: If your car smells like peanut butter, the seats are sticky, and Dora the Explorer is playing in the back seat, the date's not going to end well.


Maybach Landaulet: If you want to flaunt your wealth, remember this: you can't buy taste. Not even for $1.38 million.


Mazda MX-5: Sometimes you just want a date to end. That may be difficult with such a joyful car. Your date won't want to get out. And, be prepared to be asked, "Can I drive?"


Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Make sure to keep checking the rear view mirror and asking your date "Do you think that guy is tailing us?" This will only add to your mystique.


Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible: It's less than impressive when you pick your date up in the same car she drove when she was 16.


Ford E-Series: She's more likely to mace you than get in the passenger's seat, you creep. Except maybe if you bring candy.

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We know how important it is to make a good first impression, and that blind dates are a peculiar set of circumstances, subject to specific rules.

Many people will say they don't care what kind of car someone drives. It's a lie. Particularly on blind dates, a new acquaintance will always judge you with harsh skepticism, and your mode of transportation will surely come under scrutiny.

To help you make the most of your special evening, we would like to share with you a list of ten current vehicle models to leave at home on a first date. Click through the gallery to see the Ten Worst Cars For A Blind Date, and to find out why they made the list.

You're welcome.