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The hosts of Top Gear possibly have the best job in the world – they get to drive cool cars, travel, drive more cool cars, do stupid stunts…and did I mention drive even more cool cars?

Boys and men alike have always had a love affair with beautiful cars that their partners, wives, and female friends may never understand. Whether it’s the Lamborghini Aventador or the Mitsubishi Evo, there’s no feeling quite like putting your foot on the pedal and pretending you’re Schumacher for a day. While some love affairs are fleeting, there are a few reasons why the fiery romance between men and cars is here to stay.

Power

Nothing boosts our masculinity like being in control, and when we’re behind the wheel, we have ultimate power.  In our minds, a nice car will get you girls, and as misconceived as this is in many cases, we were raised to believe it.  Even if you can’t afford to buy a Ferrari, we would probably still borrow money from places just to buy it and get that power kick. It’s not just about impressing girls, though – the car becomes an extension of us.  It transforms its master into a superhuman. Now we know great power comes with responsibility, so we (for the most part) obey the road rules, but if we are called upon, we are always ready to go.

Freedom

Not only are we in control of the car, but it can take us wherever we want to go.  The world is your oyster when you’re in a car: you just hop in the driver’s seat, put your foot down, and you can escape your troubles in no time at all.  It’s not just about getting away from all the stress, it’s knowing you can if you want to.  It’s driving down the open highways with your favourite music pumping, either by yourself or with your favourite people.  Cars equal road trips, and nothing shouts freedom like a nomadic road trip.

Big Boys With Toys

Let’s face it, when a guy is with his car, it’s playtime.  It’s no coincidence that guys are, for the most part, more drawn towards cars than females.   The fact that we spent a good chunk of our childhood playing with toy cars, using our imaginations to create stories for ourselves, left us longing for the day when we could drive a real car and make these fantasies come true.

It’s not hard to see why guys have such strange fascinations with cars…at the end of the day, who doesn’t like freedom and power?

Jason Worthy likes to buy different cars, and finances his addiction with loans from here.  He is also an avid sports fan and loves kicking around the footy with his son.