"Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money." So goes the Good Charlotte song, at least. Experience driving a lot of new cars suggests Joel and Benji could be on to something, because we've noticed pretty substantial swings in feminine interest depending on what car we're testing at the time. And forget boy favorites like the Mustang, 911, Evo or M3: most women aren't impressed and see their drivers as self-absorbed. Some of the ladies' favorites include:

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Dan Carney is a veteran auto industry observer who has written for MSNBC.com, Motor Trend, AutoWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Better Homes and Gardens and other publications. He has authored two books, "Dodge Viper" and "Honda S2000" and is a juror for the North American Car of the Year award. Carney covers the industry from the increasingly strategic location of Washington, D.C.

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