Motoring Reports

Carzone Motoring Report 2016

March 2016

54% of Motorists Believe Insurance Costs are the Biggest Obstacle to Affording a Car

  • 40% said they are not satisfied with their current insurance premium
  • 48% of Irish motorists don’t fully understand car finance options
  • 33% of people spend up to €150 prepping their car for the NCT
  • 50% of people intend on selling their car within the next year
  • German car marques remain popular amongst Irish motorists -  Volkswagen, BMW and Audi are the top three most popular marques
  • A black 2012 Volkswagen Golf Diesel is the most searched for car in Ireland 
  • Over 1.1 million used car transactions in 2015

 


Carzone.ie has today released the sixth edition of the Carzone.ie Motoring Report. The bi-annual index studies trends in the Irish motoring market by analysing data from the 111 million searches carried out on Carzone.ie over the past 12 months, as well as an in depth survey of 1,700 Irish motorists nationwide.

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Report Highlights

Selling a Car

Selling a Car

Looking at car sales, the Carzone.ie Motoring Report shows that over 50% of people intend on selling their car within the next year but only 20% said they were confident of getting a good price....

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Buying a Car

Buying a Car

Looking at the overall Irish motoring market, the latest edition of the Carzone.ie Motoring Report shows there was a staggering 1,125,794 used car transactions in 2015....

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Car Finance

Car Finance

The Carzone.ie Motoring Report reveals that the top financial concerns for Irish motorists are fuel costs, road tax and the cost of insurance. Following the sharp recent rise in car insurance premiums, the report outlines how 54% of motorists believe insurance costs will be the biggest obstacle in affording a car in the next 12 months....

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