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Revealed: the Cars We Buy on Finance

At The Car Loan Warehouse, we wanted to find out which leading car brands Brits trusted the most – so we conducted a survey to find out exactly that. On top of that, we analysed application data from The Car Loan Warehouse’s customer vaults to determine which brands and models were the most popular when it came to buying a car on finance.

Topline results and gender-specific data are included in full below.

Top brands and models overall:

Brand Popular models Percentage
Vauxhall Astra 17.7
Ford Fiesta, Focus 17.2
BMW 1 Series, 3 Series 9.0
Audi A1, A3 6.4
Volkswagen Golf 6.1
Peugeot 207 5.1
Renault Megane 4.4
Nissan Qashqai 4.0
Citroen C1, C4 3.7
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 3.7

Top brands and models with men:

Brand Popular models Percentage
Vauxhall Astra 19.5
Ford Fiesta 16.2
BMW 3 Series 10.7
Audi A3 6.3
Volkswagen Golf 6.3
Peugeot 208 4.6
Citroen C4 4.3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4.1
Renault Clio, Megane 4.0
Nissan Qashqai 3.0

Top brands and models with women:

Brand Popular models Percentage
Ford Fiesta 19.6
Vauxhall Corsa 14.2
Audi A3 6.6
Nissan Juke 6.4
Peugeot 207 6.1
Volkswagen Golf 5.6
Renault Clio, Megane 5.4
BMW 1 Series 5.1
MINI Cooper 4.4
FIAT 500 3.9

Averages:

Average monthly payment: £249

Average sale price: £8152

Average sale price (for men): £8457

Average sale price (for women): £7498

Petrol vs. diesel:

Percentage
Petrol 46.7
Diesel 52.2

Which of the following car brands do you trust the most?

  • Mercedes-Benz: 44.7%
  • Ford: 26.8%
  • Bentley: 26.2%
  • BMW: 20.1%
  • Volkswagen: 20.1%
  • Vauxhall: 19.4%
  • Toyota: 18.4%
  • Audi: 17.7%
  • Skoda: 16.5%
  • MINI: 11.6%
  • Renault: 10.2%
  • Peugeot: 9.9%
  • Nissan: 9.1%
  • Jeep: 8.3%
  • Suzuki: 7.8%
  • Hyundai: 6.2%
  • Citroen: 5.7%
  • FIAT: 5.2%
  • SEAT: 4.5%
  • Chevrolet: 3.9%