OK, I'm Married, 49, my wife isn't a car person. I bought her a new car a year ago. I offered her a 3 series with an "AUTO" equipped to her choice. She declined. She ended up with a 2007 Civic EX with Nav and Sirius. Getting her to go to that from the LX was a chore. I have instilled the importance of good maintenance into her mind. AT least one good point.
I got into her car and noticed a red spot on the driver's side carpet. I said "did you cut yourself"? "No", she answered, "I dropped my lipstick"
I cleaned up the spot.
The next time she got into My car, she pulled down the visor and started to put on her lipstick. I said "OK, Pocahontas, enough with the war paint". It didn't go over well.
I've started to use the "AIS" Procedure. I ask her when she will be ready to go. SHe gives me a tie and I say "AIS" and the time. AIS = A$$ IN Seat.
I have left her.