Half of motorists hate their vehicles, new study finds

Almost half of drivers have been so infuriated by their cars that they have given it a good kicking, a survey has found!

An angry driver shouting and gesturing out of the window of his car

What’s more, nearly one in ten drivers have gone a step further and given their car a beating with something, reminiscent of that famous scene from Fawlty Towers!

There are even those who have taken Basil’s behaviour to the next level, with just under 20% of people admitting that they have smashed a mirror on their car out of pure frustration.

The survey, conducted by Kia Motors, found that 49% of car owners feel a sense of dislike, and even hatred towards their vehicle at least four times a week, and complain about it to friends and family, on average, 18 times a week.

The biggest annoyances for people were poor fuel consumption, high service costs and repair bills, as well as rattling and other noises. 60% of people said that their car is also the biggest drain on their finances.

48% of people surveyed stated that they have vented their frustration by slamming the steering wheel, whilst 47% kicked the tyres upon exiting the car. What is perhaps more worrying is that a fifth of people said that they have thought about driving their car into a wall, hedge or tree!

Kia Motors revealed that 37% of car owners find driving stressful, with outbursts triggered by travelling to work, bad traffic and running late.

Over 60% of the UK’s drivers also revealed that they would not hesitate in ditching their current vehicle for a better model, but 40% admitted that they cannot afford to do so.

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