If a survey was commissioned to find out the most annoying passengers according to drivers, why one about cheating on one’s partner based on make of the car driven? Believe it or not, it’s real and it has been commissioned by a married dating website called Illicit Encounters, which polled its 750,000 members.
According to the responses from the users of the website, Audi owners are the most likely drivers to have an affair, with 22.2% of them saying they cheated. Premium car brands dominate the unusual ranking, with BMW drivers taking second place as most adulterous drivers (13.8 percent), followed by Mercedes-Benz (8.7 percent) and Volvo (7.6 percent).
The best ranked (or worst, depends on one’s point of view) non-premium brand is Volkswagen, which claimed fifth place (5.7 percent).
The survey also found that owners of French cars were the least likely to cheat on their partners. Only 0.4 percent of Peugeot drivers said they have had an affair, followed by Renault drivers (0.5 percent), Rover (0.5 percent), Skoda (1.1 percent) and Hyundai (1.6 percent).
“Cars can reveal a lot about their owners. All the cars in the top five represent our members - they are typically successful, motivated, high-achievers who are less likely to settle for something they find unsatisfying, be it a car or a relationship," said Mike Taylor from the Illicit Encounters website.
Last year, BMW drivers were found the most likely to have an affair.
By Dan Mihalascu