SURVEY: Women Love Their Cars Longer Than Men

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The "honeymoon period" for a man and his car is four months, compared to 14 months for women. Most men consider the honeymoon over when they start parking their car around other cars, women when they let their spouses drive.


The survey was completed by LeaseTrader and is the result of speaking with 2,500 drivers about when their car goes from an object of romantic fascination to something you live with because, you know, you're used to it now. Sometimes it's fun, on the weekends, we guess, when it's not so demanding. You just wonder sometimes if you made the right decision...

Here's the full list of what men and women consider to mark the end of the honeymoon period:

Parks around other cars (33%)

Starts transporting sports equipment (22%)

Less frequent car cleaning (17%)

High-payment starts to bother them (12%)

Stops using gas mileage button (7%)

No more fights over who drives during long trips (3%)

Other (6%)

Lets spouse finally drive car (39%)

Starts car-pooling other kids (24%)

Started eating in car (12%)

Puts makeup on while driving (9%)

Leaves clothes in car (6%)

Starts smoking in car (2%)

Other (8%)

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I chose my car to be in my life, and I'll love it until I choose a different one. I pamper it as much as I did when it was new, seven years ago. For better, for, that's something else.