Car insurance comparison site conducts occupational research

One car insurance comparison site has recently conducted occupational research regarding cars are driven the most by certain professions, industry experts say.

Online car insurance comparison company recently ran the research study, finding that the three most popular cars in the UK are the Renault Clio, the Ford Fiesta, and the Vauxhall Corsa in terms of raw numbers, with 20 per cent of its customers owning one of these model cars.  However, once the provider of discount car insurance quotes ran an alternative analysis, the landscape changed significantly according to the occupation of the car owner.

The research found that, out of the eight professions examined, accountants and investment bankers preferred cars such as the Audi A5 and A4, while hairdressers, mechanics, and housewifes had a preference for the Ford Ka, Volkswagen Golf, and Vauxhall Zafira, respectively.  Members of the Armed Forces seemed to prefer the Vauxhall Astra, while engineers were found to be partial to the Honda Civic, and nurses the Peugeot 307.

Insurance costs can be influenced greatly by job titles, experts say. Female soldiers and investment bankers pay less for insurance than housewives, in one example, while the insurance cover for the driver of a well-insured and famous person such as a footballer or an actor is quite different indeed.

One spokesperson remarked that the findings, while indeed interesting, were not entirely surprising.  It would make good sense for mechanics to choose a reliable vehicle such as a Volkswagen Golf, while housewives with children would need a car that’s designed to excel in such a role, though it seems that the worldwide economic recession has led to investment bankers scaling back their cars to slightly less flashy models.

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