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5 Cars Women Want the Most

DETROIT ( TheStreet) -- When it comes to buying cars, there is no such thing as gender equality.

Men go for looks, while women go for practicality, according to a study of about eight million 2010 retail car-buying transactions by TrueCar.com.

Besides favoring fuel efficiency, women also seem to like imports. Four of the top five vehicles with the highest percentage of female buyers were imports; the only exception was the Jeep Compass.

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By contrast, of the top five vehicles with the highest percentage of male buyers, three were GM (GM - Get Report) products and one was the Ford (F - Get Report) F Series pickup.

"The study shows that women car buyers are more cost-conscious and purchased fuel-efficient vehicles," said TrueCar analyst Jesse Toprak. "Male buyers were completely the opposite, purchasing vehicles that were either big and brawny, like a large truck, or chose a high-priced, high-performance vehicle."

Here are the top five women's choices, as measured by percentage of retail buyers in 2010.

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