Research finds cars reflect their owners

August 5, 2008 | By | In Statistics

Over 14 million people believe that you can tell more about a prospective partner by the state of their car.

Research from Kwik-Fit has found that 14 million people believe that you can tell more about a prospective partner by the state of their car. Women were slightly more judgemental than men, with 44 per cent more likely to judge a partner as opposed to 40 per cent of men.

The survey revealed that 750,000 women would even date a man because they liked his car, with 250,000 admitting to rejecting a guy then liked because his motor wasn’t up to scratch.

A total 330,000 Britains admitted to staying in a relationship because they liked driving their partner’s car with 230,000 end a relationship if the car didn’t meet their standards.

David White, customer services director at Kwik-Fit said: “Whilst many people strive for a honed appearance to attract the opposite sex, it seems this can often count for little if their car is unreliable and has filthy paintwork, an oil leak and bald tyres.”

The Kwik-Fit Group is the largest independent automotive parts, repair and replacement specialist in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

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