Cheated partners 'target cars'

People looking to take revenge on cheating partners are most likely to make cars their prime target, a survey has found.

According to Autoglass, three out of five people would get even after discovering their spouse's infidelity, and cars feature prominently in their schemes for revenge.

The poll of 3,000 people indicated that 19 to 21-year-olds plan revenge by damaging the paintwork on their partner's car, while those aged between 22 and 25 would smash the windscreen.

Among those in the 31 to 35 age group, the tactic was most likely to involve selling the vehicle off for a throwaway price, the report said. People over 50 tend to give cheating spouses the silent treatment, while spending as much money as possible.

The survey also found that women are more likely than men to take revenge, with 10% venting their anger on their partner's motor.

The most vengeful partners are to be found in Wales, where 67% would not be able to resist getting even. Of these, around a third would target the car.

Autoglass managing director Nigel Doggett said: "Our research clearly shows that in the UK most people won't turn the other cheek when it comes to infidelity and as the car seems to be one of the prime targets for getting even, this poll should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of straying."

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