Brits more revved up by their first motors than their partners

More Brits found their first car more exciting than their first girlfriend or boyfriend, a survey has discovered.

Two-thirds of women said they were thrilled by their first car, while only 60% were enthused by their first man. For men, it was a similar story, with 57% revved up by their first car, but just 55% feeling equally excited by their first girlfriend.

In fact, only 27% of men and women felt they could rely on their first partner, while nearly twice as many (52%) thought their first car was dependable.

But while women apparently think about sex every 64 seconds, men have their motors on their mind even more often – every 55 seconds. However, 40% of the women questioned said they’re impressed by a flash car.

RAC Cars spokesman, Pete Williams, said: “Our research shows that whether male or female, old or young – we all appear to love cars.

“Both men and women admit to getting hot under the collar when they think about their dream set of wheels and many of us hold more endearing memories of our first motor than our first partner.

“However, the time we spend on our cherished vehicles can be a source of marital tension.

“With 64% of men admitting to cleaning, polishing and tinkering with their car at least once a month, and a further 24% confessing they think about changing their partner just as often, you’d be forgiven for thinking men would prefer to spend more time with their cars than their partners.”