My buddy with the Modena I poasted a few weeks ago, when he got it
Me "So how fun is it??"
Him "It's OhhhK. Alotta attention. People video you on the highway. Talk to you at the gas station. Some crazy UFC guy tried to race me all the way home and start a fight every stoplight."
Me (dying laughing now) "What, you wanted to be inconspicuous? Chix dig it, yeah?"
Him "I guess.."
Christ that was funny. Lol. Better insight on why folks don't daily these things, even in summer. Still a beautiful machine. I suppose you have to be in the mood for serious attention each and every drive is all.
Hahahaha....so true! An acquaintance has a yellow F430 (which makes a red Ferrari seem subtle), and his wife who is very low key, hates riding in the car because of all the attention it gets.
Yes, plenty of guys ask questions at gas stations, ask to take pix, or comment on it if we meet up for our local cars & coffee, or they want to race...but it ranks about a 0 in terms of being a chick magnet. Anyone buying one for that purpose will be sorely disappointed. Exotic cars are probably the ideal choice if a widow or a cougar want to meet young guys!
However, once a car reaches a certain age (and its probably with any vintage car), you tend to get more thumbs up from older people, mom's pointing out the car to their kids, or if you are at an intersection or merging with traffic people tend to be more friendly and give you the right of way.
In our case, we wore shorts and white t-shirts or something along those line in an un-modded Wrangler. Still got more attention from women than any decent car I've had. All I get now are guys in Mustangs and Corvettes trying to egg me on to a stoplight to stoplight race.
Yup, pretty much same experience.
Only time I can recall a women paying attention to me driving an exotic, I was about 36, came to a stop in front of my house, pressed the button to open the garage door and as I was about to back up, when 2 girls about 16 or 17 yrs walking on the street old waived and blew kisses to me. I was already married at the time, and they were way too young. That is the only time the car has gotten attention from girls.
Wranglers if modded tastefully can be pretty cool...and they definitely attract chicks instead of guys.
My only experiences encountering a M car when I was in the 328, 1) a younger guy in an e46 M3 on the other side of the road saw us, he made a u-turn at the nearest set of lights ahead of him, in my mirror I could see him flying up the road through light traffic, and then he wanted to race me off the line ...he kept revving the engine and looking over before the light changed. His car being at least 10-15 years newer and having more HP & torque would easily have been quicker. Anyway, maybe being too old, and having an older car, and values having gone up in recent years, I don't take up drag racing challenges at stop lights. Mostly, if I encounter another interesting car on winding roads or highways (vintage 80's M6, air cooled 911, Lotus etc) I might cruise with the other car for a bit, but not actually race each other.
2) traffic was merging- a guy in a Z3 M coupe waived me forward and allowed me to merge into traffic ahead of him.
Also, was on a 2 lane highway and had an Audi S5 bearing down on me fast so I signaled and moved to the right lane to let him by, but he sort of hung to the back corner of the car for a bit watching, and when he and is gf pulled along side they both gave a thumbs up and I gave them a thumbs up, they cruised along side me for a bit and then they took off.