California Autos Examiner

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Are you petrosexual?

Olga Kurylenkoand with the Ford Ka source: Ford

How intimate are you with your car? Do you have a firm grip on its inner workings? How does it feel to sit behind the wheel? Do you find yourself caressing its curves? If you answered yes to any of those, then you might be a petrosexual. defines a petrosexual as “A term used to describe a person who is obsessed with cars.”"

Online used car seller,, commissioned an independent survey which delved into all aspects of car obsession. The study found both men and women share similar car knowledge, love shopping in their car, wear comfortable underwear and listen to the same music while at the wheel.

There are gory details, for example the study found five percent of male BMW drivers wear a thong and 12% of male Audi drivers believe their car makes them seem well endowed.

The study was based on a sample size of only 1,013 British drivers and being a British survey there are a lot of references that may puzzle Americans.

For more info: You can find a copy of the study at
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