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Tiger.co.uk : research shows which cars are driven by which professions

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New research released by car insurance comparison website Tiger.co.uk shows which cars are likely to be driven by which professions.

Nearly 20% of all Tiger.co.uk shoppers drive one of the following vehicles : the most popular cars owned in absolute numbers were the Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta and the Renault Clio respectively. However when the data was analysed based not on absolute numbers but on the relative popularity of cars, it presents a different picture altogether.

The research looked at eight different occupations. Here is a brief list of the results:

Jobs and Cars

Compared to an average Tiger.co.uk shopper, an accountant is more likely to drive an Audi A4, a housewife a Vauxhall Zafira and a mechanic a Volkswagen Golf.

Job titles can have a large effect on the price of car insurance. A 27 year-old female soldier driving a 2008 Fiat 500 may expect to pay more for her car insurance than if she were a housewife, yet a housewife would pay more than a if she were a female investment banker. With occupations where drivers could be driving famous (and therefore well-insured) people around like actors or footballers, the effect on the price of their car insurance is far larger.

A spokesperson at Tiger.co.uk said, “There are definitely interesting discoveries here, but maybe none that come as too much of a surprise. A people carrier is something of a predictable car for a housewife to drive and indicates their need to be driving children around more often. A small cute car such as the Ford Ka is what you might expect for hairdresser and a dependable car like a VW Golf is sensible choice for a mechanic. Maybe we would have thought we’d find something a little more sophisticated for an investment banker but perhaps this is an indication of the recession biting! ‘

Drivers professions have a marked effect on the price of their car insurance so it is recommended that all drivers double check they are choosing the right job title when getting their car insurance quotes.

Source : Tiger.co.uk