Motoring Reports

Carzone Motoring Report Nov 2016

November 2016

The outlook for the motor industry is positive according to the latest Motoring Report from car buying experts Carzone. The bi-annual index which examines trends in the Irish motoring market, finds that almost half of Irish people (45%) plan to buy a car in the next year. The Carzone Motoring Report is compiled by analysing data from the 108 million searches carried out on Carzone in the first 10 months of the year, as well as an in depth survey of 1,610 Irish motorists nationwide.

Key Findings

  • Almost half intend to buy a car in the next year
  • 28% will spend between €10,000 - €20,000 on their next car
  • 1 in 4 will use savings to buy a car but finance options are on the rise
  • The cost of car insurance is the top financial concern for car buyers
  • Over half spend up to €250 per month on running their car
  • Men are more confident about selling their car online than women (49% vs. 29%)
  • 91% say Brexit has not had an impact on their decision to buy a car in 2017
  • The Volkswagen Golf is the most searched for car on Carzone

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Report Highlights

Carzone guide to finance

Carzone guide to finance

Although a massive 42 per cent of our survey respondents told us that they used their own savings to buy their current car, there's an undeniable shift towards using all types of car finance....

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Money Matters

Money Matters

Monthly car running costs vary from person to person, though our data reveals that, in general, men spend more on motoring than their female counterparts do....

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Selling a Car

Selling a Car

Most motorists that intend to sell their car in the coming year will use it as a trade-in, as they feel comfortable with the process and there's no potential delay in waiting for a private buyer....

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Buying a Car

Buying a Car

Data from Cartell.ie clearly shows that the used car market is buoyant, with transactions comfortably exceeding one million – against 976,025 for the same period in 2015. That's an encouraging gain of 7%....

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