To be fair the check engine and battery light is funny because true.
Moved my girl's truck today from one parking spot to another -
CEL, E-brake & ( ! ) light all on at the same time, and she never said a word to me
I'm gonna quiz her on the instrument cluster when she gets home from work, because there is no way she's driving any of my cars again until she understands the seriousness of the warning signs.
My wife will call/tell me about any light that goes on in her car or message that appears on the information display. She's actually really good about being attentive to them even if she doesn't know what they all mean.
Gives me that "I'm a man" feeling when she relies on me for automotive stuff.
so they all must be really bad at pictionary then too..
Luckily, I know my stuff and how to fix it..but years ago when i didnt, I definitely had that "I feel stupid" moment and literally read my car manual to my golf front to back..I don't even keep one in my gti I have now
The pictures above did make me laugh though
On a serious note- I have known a few (straight) men that were clueless when it came to cars and anything other than basic driving.
So this is obviously not purely a gender thing, but the statistics do show a trend.
And it may be just a reflection of society.
Most young women are not taught hands on mechanical things, while most young men are.
As they age, men tend to use their knowledge of mechanical things to try and help/impress women.
And this cycle feeds on itself.
Last edited by BRealistic; 06-27-2012 at 05:12 PM.