DoneDealers love German Cars it seems!

We recently ran a survey to find out a bit more about people in Ireland’s thoughts on Motoring. It turns out that almost 6 in 10 Irish consumers (57%) have said that if they had to drive one car for the rest of their lives it would be one produced in Germany. The preference is backed up with four of the top five favourite car brands of those surveyed being German. Our research questioned people in Ireland’s relationships with their motors and there were some interesting findings: Germany is by far the most trusted and respected country when it comes to motoring. This is backed up by the popularity of German cars on, Ireland’s most visited website for buying and selling cars. Ireland’s favourite famous car is the indestructible Toyota Hilux from Top Gear, followed by Mr Bean’s Mini and Del Boy Trotter’s Reliant Regal. More than 70% of those surveyed have spotted motorists picking their nose, fixing hair and make-up and singing in their cars. Almost three in four believe that singing in their cars helps to calm them down after a stressful day. Top brands per county on DoneDeal in Sept. The survey found that 57% of respondents believe that Germany produces the best cars with Japan in second place on 31%.

The trust in German cars was expanded upon with 16% of respondents saying that Audi was the car they would pick if they had to drive one car brand for the rest of their life followed by BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes all on 12%.
Toyota flew the flag for Japan with 14%.  Figures from DoneDeal show that German cars are the most popular. The most searched for car brand in September was BMW and Volkswagen Golfs were the type of car that sold the most. The survey also revealed some interesting observations made about what people get up to in their cars. More than seven in 10 (71%) have spotted motorists picking their nose in their cars. An even higher number (76%) have spotted motorists fixing their hair and make-up in their vehicles and being vain by checking themselves out in the mirror (75%).

When it comes to relieving stress after a tough day at the office the survey found that  72% of people in Ireland love to sing in the car to help calm down after a stressful day. Mr. Bean’s Mini one of favourite famous cars When questioned on their favourite famous cars, 61% of those surveyed cited the indestructible Toyota Hilux from Top Gear as their favourite. The nearest rival to the Hilux was Mr Bean’s Mini getting 19% of the vote.

This was followed by Del Boy Trotter’s three-wheeler Reliant Regal Van and the notorious Fiat Cinquecento owned by Simon from “The Inbetweeners” both garnering 8% of the vote. There may be a new Dumb & Dumber movie on the way but Lloyd and Harry’s Doggy van was the least popular car for Irish people with only 5% of those surveyed naming it as their favourite.