A very big thanks to all 200 of you who replied to the ‘how old, what car do you drive?’ blog. The information you’ve provided us with is invaluable, but it’s also fascinating (in a really good way) to discover how much variation there is out there – even if your average age is a fairly predictable 38, and your average car – a BMW – is similarly unsurprising.
If you’re interested, here are the general findings.
Average age of reader: 38
Top 10 brands1: BMW - 352: Mazda - 203: Renault - 184: Audi - 165: Porsche - 166: Ford - 157: Fiat - 148: Mercedes - 139: Honda - 1210: Nissan - 12 Top models1: BMW 3 series – 162: Mazda MX5– 103: Renault Clio - 84: New Mini – 75: Mercedes E-class – 6
Selection of other interesting vehicles ownedAlfa GTV6Alpine A310Alvis TE21Aston V8 VantageAutobianchi A112Citroen DSCorvette C6 convertibleFerrari F430 SpiderFord Escort RS 2000Gardiner Douglas Cobra replicaHafflingerJag S3 XJ12Lamborghini Gallardo SpyderLancia Delta Integrale (various)Lotus 2-11MGAMGBMGB GTMGB RV8Morris OxfordNissan Maxima!Nissan R35 GTRPeugeot 405 MI 16Porsche 930 TurboSaab Viggen convertibleSunbeam TigerVignale GamineZagato Fulvia
General trends and observationsOf 200 posts, readers cars total 320.Hybrid cars and 4x4s are relatively uncommon (Total number of 4x4s – 14; total number of hybrids – 0).Diesel hasn’t (yet) superseded petrol.Very strong following for hot hatchbacks, the most popular of which by far are the Renault Sport models. One third of the sample appear to own at least one alternative to their everyday transport.Decent proportion of classic cars owned.