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Used car buying study reveals gender divide

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The gender gap may have been driven down in many areas of motoring but not when it comes to buying a used car for spouses, research has suggested.

Research carried out by Experian found that while 6.5% of women had purchased a motor - often along with a used Car Warranty - for their husbands, more than four times as many men (28%) had bought one as a present for their wives.

The gender slit is less marked for unmarried couples with 3.3% of women buying for their boyfriends and almost 8.8% of men purchasing a used car for their girlfriend.

More than one in 20 (7.7%) mothers and 6.2% of fathers, meanwhile, have had a car bought for them by generous children.

And it seems the workplace and social circles are competing with car lots and motor ads for those seeking a used vehicle. More than one in 10 respondents said they'd bought from a co-worker and 6% of all respondents said they'd bought a used car from a friend or social acquaintance.

published: 30/10/2012 17:00:01

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