Upgrading or improving ones car isn’t as important as getting some sun or saving for a rainy day, according to new research by Motors.co.uk.
As part of our latest Automotive Insight survey, we asked drivers to tell us what they would do if they were the beneficiaries of a £10,000 windfall.
Escaping to a sun-soaked holiday destination and carrying out home improvements were also amongst the most popular ways people would spend the significant lump sum, before considering their cars.
The most popular response was to improve one’s living situation, with nearly half of respondents saying they’d spend the cash on everything from putting a deposit down on a new house, to installing a loft conversion and getting the decorators in.
This was closely followed by the option of saving or investing the cash – this sensible course of action perhaps due partly to the increasing financial pressures Britain’s drivers find themselves under in keeping their cars on the road.
And it seems that love most definitely isn’t in the air for our respondents, with only seven per cent of those polled saying they’d blow the cash on their wedding.
The results suggest that we’d rather spoil ourselves, with nearly a third opting to go on a shopping spree if presented with lots of unexpected money.
However, nearly 12 per cent of us are feeling a tad less self-indulgent, and would donate the sum to charity.
What would you do if you suddenly came into £10,000? Have your say below.