Man in car syndrome is when a woman who is having car trouble of some type takes a man (mechanic, co-worker, friend, etc.) for a drive to have him observe the problem and help her diagnose the problem or get it fixed, only to have the problem absolutely REFUSE to reoccur while the man is in the car, thus frustrating her.
After several weeks of her car stalling almost every time she tried to accelerate when it was cold, Jenn took her friend Keith for a ride so he could help her diagnose the problem. But, unfortunately, probably due to man in car syndrome, she couldn't make the car stall and it ran flawlessly. Needless to say, she was frustrated. The whole thing was a hog mount.
by We know it really is broken December 19, 2013