Dream car or dream partner? Survey reveals findings

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A new survey has revealed that 24% of motorists would opt for their dream car over their dream partner if given a choice. The survey was undertaken by price comparison platform Quotezone.co.uk. Founder, Greg Wilson, said: “We may not be out and about in our cars as much as we used to, given hybrid working life post-pandemic and the cost of fuel, but our enduring love affair with our vehicles appears stronger than ever. Despite Covid impacting how frequently we drive to work and the cost-of-living crisis squeezing our budgets, more than a quarter of us love our cars more than we ever have before. The time we get to spend in our cars is often time alone away from our busy everyday lives when we get to clear our minds and just focus on the road ahead. This may be just one of the reasons why the special relationship we have with our cars has not only endured but is blossoming during challenging times.”

Despite the rising cost of fuel, more than a quarter of drivers (26%) said their love affair with the car had blossomed over the past 12 months and they loved their vehicle more now than they did this time last year. Almost half of those surveyed (49%) said they still liked their cars while a further 40% described their relationship with their vehicle as a love affair. Only 13% of drivers said their feelings towards their vehicle had cooled over the past year despite the rising costs associated with being behind the wheel.

Gregg explained: “Our love affair with our cars doesn’t look like it will end any time soon either, with half of us saying we would only change our current car when we absolutely have to. Interestingly though, when we do eventually change our car, one in three of us plans to get a hybrid vehicle with the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles now only seven years away.” 

Val Fraser

Val Fraser is a trained journalist with over 12 years’ experience working on staff in various demanding media environments. She has authored/edited thousands of articles including news, travel and features. Val has authored/contributed to nine non-fiction books. A regular columnist, she stepped up to the role of Digital Editor in September 2022 and is responsible for the Sorted Magazine website.
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