Performance And Practicality Drive New Car Sales

Published Date: 20th Mar 2006

Performance and practicality are the two primary considerations behind new car sales, claims new research from AA car insurance.

The research claims that over half chose a car for its performance, while 40 per cent chose to buy a car for its practicality, suggesting that affordable finance for new car is an essential requirement for drivers making investments.

Tony Bosworth, transport campaigner for Friends of the Earth, commented: "Buying a car is amongst the biggest purchasing decisions people face, so it?s well worth doing some research before you buy ? not just the car, but how to finance it as well.

"After all, no-one wants to fall in love with their dream car, only to find they can?t afford it."

Some of the findings will come as a blow to environmental campaigners as a mere six per cent would replace their current vehicle with a greener edition, with a only further nine per cent replacing their petrol model for a diesel for the same reason.

Just under a quarter of drivers also look for a car that is in a cheaper insurance group, with a surprising six per cent looking for a new model with added sex appeal.

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