Of course, in day to day life, Stereotyping is wrong. But when it comes to car drivers, the make of car that they have can sometimes be a tell-tale sign of their personalities. I’m sure we all know a Mercedes owner that thinks they’re a bit of alright and that Landrover owner? Yep, they’ll park across two bays. Guaranteed. What about that girl driving the Fiat 500? She’s just been to get her nails done and has a Costa Coffee in the cup holder. Fact. Like it or not, there are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to drivers and Halford have used YouGov data to build these stereotypes even further.
Halfords have used 12, 000 pieces of data and also surveyed 2000 drivers nationwide to generate stereotypes of drivers of particular cars. When it comes to a car driver’s love life, Halfords reckon they have got it down to a T, and you can tell who is a love rat and who is a hopeless romantic, just from the car that they’re driving. According to the data that has been released, Lexus drivers are the most likely to cheat. This doesn’t mean that allll Lexus drivers jump into bed with the first person they see, but according to the data a huge 43% of Lexus drivers have admitted that they cheat or have cheated in the past. Many admitted that the encounter was with a friend and one in three said it was with a work colleague. In fact, according to Halfords, there’s a stereotype for every motorist and you can find out yours just by the car that you drive.
Male motorists confessed to cheating the most, with one in five even being totally honest and admitting to having an affair. A huge 40% of Alfa Romeo drivers also admitted to cheating but more of these said it was with someone random rather than someone closer to home. 21% of Audi drivers were not found to cheat but definitely admitted to fancying someone that they worked with. The worst for cheating in the work place were Mazda drivers, with 67% admitting they’d done the dirty with a colleague!
When it comes to good looks it seems that Land Rover drivers win that one hands down gaining an average score of 8/10 for their appearance. However, finding one that isn’t hard to get is a near impossibility, with 86% claiming that they stay loyal. Fiat drivers, on the other hand, gained just 4/10 on the attractiveness scale. Who knew that a car could say so much? The survey has been so successful that it has now become an actual feature on the Halford’s website. Simply head to Halfords.com and click on ‘you are your car’ to enter your name and the type of car that you drive. Halfords will then generate what they think you are like as a person and will even say what you are likely to be up to at the weekend. The generator will tell you what you are looking for in another person, give you an ‘attractiveness score’ (despite never seeing you before), tell you what you like to eat, what you’re wearing, what you are most likely to spend your money on and whether or not you’re an inconvenience to road users. If you haven’t already, I’d say take this one with a pinch of salt…