New data from DoneDeal has revealed the 2016 top-selling car brands in Westmeath, with Volkswagen topping the list followed by Toyota and Audi.
In Westmeath, 11,157 car ads have been advertised on DoneDeal so far in 2016, with the total value of the vehicles more than €114 million. In total, more than 770,000 ads have been published in the motor section of DoneDeal by the end of the third quarter of this year, with a combined value of the vehicles reaching more than €4.1 billion.
The data follows a recent survey conducted by DoneDeal, which outlines the importance of image for Irish people when it comes to purchasing a car. The survey revealed that more than half of 18- to 24-year-olds in Ireland perceive image to be very important when purchasing a car, while 23 per cent of people aged 55 plus also agree that it is important.
Among younger people, 45 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds in Ireland feel that their car is not the right one for them. A significant 46 per cent of respondents said they do not believe they will never own their dream car in the future.
More than half of 25- to 34-year-olds in Ireland consider their car to reflect their own personality. In contrast, more than half of Irish 18- to 24-year-olds do not feel that their car reflects their personalities. A little more than one third of 25- to 34-year-olds are the most likely to judge others for the car they drive, while 82 per cent of people aged 55 and above claim not to judge others for the car they drive.
Commenting on the findings, Cathal Cremen, commercial manager with DoneDeal, said: ‘“This recent research highlights some interesting insights from Irish motorists. It’s disheartening to see that nearly half of Irish people feel they will never own their dream car. We are hoping to change this. At DoneDeal we have recently embarked on a new redesign of our website developed to give an enhanced user experience and to invest an active focus on the motor section.
“The new website is home to a wide selection of motors, with more than 138,000 motor ads and 89,000 car ads making DoneDeal the prime location to choose the right match for you or make that dream car a reality.’’