Survey Shows Fuel Consumption Now No. 1 Factor for UK Car Buyers
Some interesting news out of the UK, where the result of a survey commissioned by used car marketplace CarGurus has shown that the number one priority for UK car buyers is fuel consumption, with 57 per cent declaring it as one of their most important factors when considering their next vehicle purchase.
The survey, which asked questions of 2,000 UK drivers who own a car (excluding EVs), saw fuel consumption relegate reliability (55 per cent) to second on the list of buyers’ concerns, ahead of road tax (25 per cent).
When considering which factors would be most likely to push them toward a more eco-friendly or fuel-efficient car, 43 per cent cited increased fuel prices, with 31 per cent referencing the fight against climate change.
Just 57 per cent of respondents said they would still have bought the car they own had fuel prices been the same today.
Almost a quarter (23 per cent) would have chosen a model that was cheaper to run, and 8 per cent said they would have either purchased an EV or nothing at all.
11 May 2022