Used car buying habits revealed

Used car buying habits revealed

Nearly 6.5% of wives have bought a used car for their husband, according to recent research.

A total of 47 out of 728 married women surveyed by Experian had bought their hubbies cars - although married men buying cars for their other halves was much more prevalent, at 28%.

Children have helped mums and dads get a new set of wheels, too - with 6.2% of fathers and 7.7% of mothers benefiting on all those years of providing loans from the Bank of Mum and Dad.

Just under 8.8% of boyfriends had bought their girlfriends used cars, while 3.3% of girlfriends showed similar generosity, according to the survey. But no matter who buys your motor - or even if you treat yourself - it always pays to have decentbreakdown cover , especially if you've bought a used car.

Workmates were surprisingly generous too. Although a cup of tea and a biscuit might be all you could hope for from colleagues, 3.4% of workers claimed to have bought a car for a workmate. Much more common (at 10.9%) was buying a vehicle from colleagues. And a spot of business between friends was also reported, with 6% of people overall - 8% of men - having bought a used car from someone they knew in a social context.

Copyright Press Association 2012