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In pictures: 13 cars that women love to hate

If you're hoping to impress the ladies, we'd suggest avoiding these vehicles at all cost

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"Wanted: Good woman. Must have own step ladder." Unless you're looking for a mate in the farthest, deepest hollows of the Ozarks, a truck with 50-inch tires isn't the best bet.

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Neon Dean's Oldsmobile Ciera epitomizes the Woman-Repeller car genre.

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Neon Dean spent a lot of time and money on his unique vision, which includes gold windshield wipers, pink neon lights beneath the chassis and his name spelled out in pink neon.

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Peter Cheney in one of the world's great Woman-Repeller vehicles, a Lotus 7 replica. Hair-destroying aerodynamics, rough ride and an exhaust pipe that hangs off the side like a red-hot branding iron mean that your first date will probably be your last.

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The monster truck is a natural Woman-Repeller. Bear in mind that the man in this picture is billionaire Richard Branson, and that these women are with him because: (A) he's Richard Branson, owner of a private island, a worldwide empire, and a fleet of cars that women actually like, and (B) because they're professional models who will appear with a monster truck if the money is right. (Actually riding in it would cost more.)

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The home-made custom car: great for attracting attention. Not so great for meeting women whose education extends beyond elementary school.

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The AMC Gremlin attracts only a certain type of woman. The car's irony is lost on most.

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The modified Jeep with long-horn suspension kit and pup-tent top is brilliant off-road. But don't take it on a first date.

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Some women like cars that keep it real. This is too real.

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The Lotus Exige: It will blow you away on a race track or a winding road. And it will kill your chances of a second date thanks to its narrow door slots, rock-hard seats and the supercharger that's mounted right behind the passenger's head.

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The Italian studmobile can go either way. Some women will instantly reject you as an arrogant, overcompensating pension-raider who frequents online pharmacies. Others will be attracted to it like bees to honey. Unfortunately, many of the women in this second group will be gold-diggers who will fleece you out of the pension-raiding fortune you worked so hard for.

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1932 Ford replica hot rod in Vermont. The owner spent over $50,000 and two years on his unique creation. His friends all love it but the exposed exhaust and chopped top make it a woman-repeller.

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Customized Ford Transit van owned by Peter Cheney's hang gliding buddy Rex. Few women are attracted to a van with pirate logos and a roof-mounted torpedo. (Rex is awesome, though - ladies, you need to try and get past the car)

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When it comes to repelling women, no car can match a single-seat chopper motorcycle. No heater. No windshield. No second seat. Your first date will be your last.

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