80% plan to buy a used car rather than a new car – citing cost as the major reason.
Manchester, UK (PRWEB UK) 15 March 2013
The study* from car finance and dealer specialist carfinance247.co.uk found that:
- 57% plan to use cash or savings to fund a new or used car;
- 27% will use car finance;
- 10% plan to use a bank or other lending organisation; and,
- 6% say they will borrow from friends and family;
- the same amount of males and females say they will use car finance (27% males vs. 25% females) – quite a different result compared to research** carried out last year which showed that women were twice as likely to use car finance compared to men**
- 50% of those earning over £40,000 a year plan to use car finance;
- those aged 50-59 accounted for the highest age group (40%) turning to car finance:
- people in the 30-39 age band were most likely to use cash or savings (67%).
The survey also showed that 80% plan to buy a used car rather than a new car – citing cost as the major reason.
Emily Henshall, Marketing Manager at Carfinance247.co.uk, says: “This research shows what we have felt all along, that cars have become a necessary item. With families spread across the country, longer commutes to work and busier public transport, these factors all point to families needing cars - and reliable updated cars at that.”
"On top of that, nearly 40% of respondents will use credit facilities to fund a car purchase, so while most debts are being controlled, a car purchase, however it is done, is seen so important to drivers that they will borrow."