Women going on a first date would prefer their prospective suitor to drive a Mercedes or BMW rather than a Ferrari, new research has found.
Although car insurance firm LV= discovered that over four million men believed a "flashy sports car" would impress the ladies, less than one in ten females agreed with this statement.
And when it comes to women picking the men up before a date, the male respondents said they would rather be whisked away in a Porsche, Lotus or similar top of the range sports model.
"Our survey shows that pulling up in a smart car with a touch of luxury will flick more of the right switches than a flame red two-seater," said Martin Millner at LV=.
However, he added that whatever car a date drives, it is more important to be a sensible motorist.
LV=also supplies other products such as travel and home insurance.