If you have ever wondered what gets the British people’s motors running, now we know. Over half (55%) of 2,000 drivers surveyed admitted to getting ‘intimate’ in their car. This rose to 61% of men, while 1 in 10 (9%) indignantly said it was none of our business.
The research by Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars, also found that those in Sunderland were the friskiest in the UK with a whopping 80% admitting to doing the deed in their car, whilst Cardiff was at the other end of the spectrum with just 37%.
It seems Brits are having a love affair with their cars. Two thirds (64%) admitted to being in love with their motor, whilst one in five (22%) said they loved their car more than their partner. A further 23% would even spend more money on their car than their partner – not great for neglected spouses with Valentine’s Day around the corner.
Proving romance isn’t entirely dead though, over a quarter (27%) said they’ve given their cars pet names. However, some die-hards out there (18%) claimed they’d rather break up with their partner than sell their car.
When asked what it was exactly that they loved so much about their car, almost a third (29%) admitted it was its size, so perhaps there is something to the old adage… One in five (18%) claimed it was the way the car made them feel whilst 19% said it took them to places they’d never been before – make of that what you will.
Sadly, this Valentine’s Day, there will be some lonely hearts out there, with over a third of Brits (35%) admitting to regretting getting rid of an old car as they loved it or missed it greatly.
Finally, Auto Trader’s research found the top ten sexiest cars as voted for by the British public. In order of most sexy, they are:
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Aston Martin DB4
De Tomaso P72
Ferrai 812 Superfast
Ford Mustang 390 GT
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SL300 Gullwing
Auto Trader’s Rory Reid says, “I’m not surprised so many Brits have admitted to such a naughty act in their car – as a nation, we’re definitely passionate about our motors. Whether you’re looking for a hot ride, or a dependable runner, it’s important to do your research when looking for your next car so you can find the right match for you.”
If you’re ready for a new match, visit https://www.autotrader.co.uk/new-cars.