Women vs. Men: Perspectives on Car Buying and Driving

We’ll all have an opinion on this debate there’s no doubt of that.  Who’s the better driver?  This is a sort of pointless question as we know that men are from venus and women are from mars, and that’s a good thing.  In a survey by the AA in October 2015, 24,739 AA members responded to this and the conclusions they found were that Women are four times more likely to concede that their partners are better drivers than they are. But it doesn’t mean they think their ‘other half’ is safer. Among women motorists, 28% concede that their partner is a better driver – compared to a mere 7% of men. However, that doesn’t stop many of the women riding in the passenger seat with gritted teeth. Some 37% of female drivers say they are safer behind the wheel than their partners, with only 13% accepting that their partners are safer. There seems to be some grudging acceptance of that among men as more male drivers are prepared to accept that their partners are safer drivers than they are.

A survey of over 500 MyCarCheck.com customers (355 men and 190 women) in July 2016 has revealed some intriguing differences in male and female perspectives on motoring.  “Men are more concerned with image, the ‘what will my mates think?’ factor… and all drivers get stressed out by one way systems” – Roger Powell, Head of My Car Check


Did any of these results surprise you?  What’s your opinion on the differences between male and female drivers?

CDL Vehicle Information Services, which owns My Car Check, performs over a million look-ups a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover, Tesco and WhatCar?


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