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Car finance helps support Brits' love of motoring

British drivers are just as infatuated with the motor vehicle as they were more than ten years ago, a new survey shows, a relationship significantly helped by affordable car finance.

British drivers are just as infatuated with the motor vehicle as they were more than ten years ago, a new survey shows, a relationship significantly helped by affordable car finance.

The just published study from the RAC Foundation compared car usage in 1993 with that of 2005, and found an increase in both the number of men and women choosing to drive.

Over the 12 years the proportion of women who driver jumped by 50 to 60 per cent, while for men this rose slightly more slowly from 75 to 80 per cent.

Interestingly, we are more likely now to use a train for occasional trips, but bus usage has declined to the point where the majority of people have never even used one.

"It is clear from this research that we are still a very car dependent nation. Trying and experiencing new things is part and parcel of our everyday lives, but where transport is concerned we tend to stick with what we know," said Elizabeth Dainton, research development manager at the RAC Foundation.

"The fact that 50 per cent of people have never used a bus shows that buses are not a suitable or attractive proposition for many people," she added.

Sensible car finance or car credit can help you get motoring sooner than you had imagined.


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