Every motorist has different tastes and needs from their automobile and one of the biggest determining factors is age. The car that is best for a young, new driver will be vastly different to that of somebody in their 40s with multiple kids, so what are the most popular cars amongst each age group?
Those that are young and new to driving will want something basic and affordable to get to grips with and the nation’s favourite for 17-20-year-olds is the Vauxhall Corsa. This is no surprises and has been a UK favourite for a long time due to its affordability, simple yet attractive design and reliability.
Those moving into their 20s are likely to look for a step up from what they had as their first car with something slightly more powerful, stylish and spacious but cost will still be a big factor. Currently, the Skoda Fabia is a popular choice for those in their 20s as a well-equipped, stylish and spacious car which will not break the bank. Financing is common at this age but those that do use a finance agreement should always take out GAP insurance for complete financial protection.
Most start to command more money in their 30s and may start to settle down so needs can change quickly here. Those that start a family at this time in their life will look to something practical and stylish like the Audi A3 Sportback but if someone has a decent salary with no responsibilities then they may look to something flashy like the Mazda MX-5.
People in their 40s tend to be looking into family cars that they can use for the school run, going shopping and commuting to work. While practicality is important here, they may still want something that looks stylish too and the Nissan Qashqai has been king of the road for a few years now because it ticks all of the boxes.
Those in their 50s and older may no longer have to worry about driving their kids around so many look to make a big change here (as well as moving home). Those that are keen motorists may look to splash on a sports car but many opt for something that is smaller yet still very high-quality, like the UK favorite Ford Fiesta or Nissan Micra.
These are a few of the most popular cars amongst different age groups which clearly reflect how people’s needs and tastes change as they age.