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Porsche is the mid-life crisis car of choice

Research published today by Tescocompare.com, reveals the average age of the owners of over 800 different car models from almost 90 different manufacturers. The research, based on over half a million car insurance comparison quotes on Tescocompare.com reveals:

Commenting on the research, Paul Baxter of Tescocompare.com said: "This research has thrown up some surprising results - with cars we think are normally owned by the young having a surprisingly high typical age and visa versa. It seems the image of the driver created by car manufacturing advertising campaigns is not always the reality."

"Just because you are turning 40 and want to splash out on a Porsche doesn’t mean you need to pay as much for your insurance as all other Porsche drivers. Regardless of what age you are and what car you drive - you should shop around to make sure you get the cheapest and most appropriate insurance for you. Using a car insurance comparison site such as Tescocompare.com helps you do this quickly and easily."

Vehicle Make Average Age
ALFA ROMEO 35
ASTON MARTIN 36
AUDI 36
BMW 37
CITROEN 34
DAEWOO 37
FIAT 31
FORD 34
HONDA 38
HYUNDAI 39
JAGUAR 47
JEEP 40
KIA 41
LADA 28
LANDROVER 40
LEXUS 41
LOTUS 33
MASERATI 42
MAZDA 39
MERCEDES 43
MG 34
MINI 33
MITSUBISHI 38
NISSAN 37
PEUGEOT 32
PORSCHE 39
RELIANT 36
RENAULT 34
ROLLS ROYCE 53
ROVER 36
SAAB 42
SEAT 33
SKODA 40
SMART 36
SUBARU 34
SUZUKI 37
TOYOTA 38
TVR 37
VAUXHALL 34
VOLKSWAGEN 34
VOLVO 42

Make Model Average Age
ASTON MARTIN DB7 42
AUDI A3 33
AUDI TT 35
AUDI QUATTRO 46
BMW Z4 35
BMW Z3 37
BMW X5 39
CITROEN SAXO 27
CITROEN XSARA 41
CITROEN C5 46
CITROEN C6 49
FIAT CINQUECENTO 29
FIAT PUNTO 30
FIAT UNO 30
FIAT COUPE 33
FORD KA 30
FORD FOCUS 37
FORD MONDEO 40
HONDA CIVIC 35
JAGUAR XJ8 52
LANDROVER DISCOVERY 41
MAZDA MX-5 39
MERCEDES CLK 43
MERCEDES SLK 44
MERCEDES SL 47
MG B 38
MINI ONE 32
MINI COOPER 34
NISSAN MICRA 35
NISSAN PATROL 41
PEUGEOT 106 27
PORSCHE CAYENNE 38
PORSCHE 911 39
PORSCHE BOXSTER 39
RELIANT ROBIN 35
RENAULT MEGANE 37
RENAULT ESPACE 40
SMART FORFOUR 35
SUBARU IMPREZA 31
TOYOTA YARIS 37
TOYOTA PRIUS 50
VAUXHALL CORSA 30
VAUXHALL ASTRA 35
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 40
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 32
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 32
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 33

For media enquiries please contact:
Claire Benson: 0131 203 5516, or email claire.benson@tescobank.com

Notes to editors:
Tesco Personal Finance Compare Limited (trading as Tesco Compare) is part of the Tesco Personal Finance Group Limited, the financial services arm of the UK's number one supermarket chain, which is fully owned by the Tesco Group. Tesco Personal Finance Compare Limited, registered in Scotland No.318925. Interpoint Building, 22 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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