A six-month study by leading used car website www.vcars.co.uk (that’s us) could finally explain away Sunday’s glut of leisurely drivers.
The study has revealed that the most popular time to buy a car in Britain is between 11am and 12 noon on Sunday morning.
Almost 20% of car buyers recorded in the study chose a lazy Sunday morning to make a purchase from VCARS stock of 120,000 cars and over 2,000 dealers.
Those unable to make a Sunday purchase went back on Monday (14.8%), making it the second most popular day, with Saturday (14.5%) coming in third. Garages looking for a day off, or punters looking for a quick deal, would do well to choose Thursday when just over 10% of purchases were made.
VCARS Director Bob O’Connor commented: “As well as being a 24-hour online culture, Britain is now truly a seven-days-a-week economy. Hard-working Brits rarely have the time to visit garages during the week so what we’re finding is that, Monday to Friday, they collect all the relevant information from VCARS – comparing prices, makes and models across the country, finding a couple of suitable cars, downloading full vehicle spec and garage destination before physically making the trip on a Sunday.”
Drivers are clearly using their weekdays to collate an impressive amount of information. VCARS research also shows that, on average, surfers look at 22 cars before making their final purchase.