SA motorists' driving habits revealed
A national survey conducted by SA’s favourite petroleum brand, BP Ultimate, which included over 300 motorists from various backgrounds, found that an astonishing 75% of men chose Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson as their perfect motoring mate over gorgeous Jeannie D – who was just voted this year’s Sexiest Woman by You magazine recently.
Women drivers however seemed more interested in eye candy. Soccer sensation Simphiwe Tshabalala and cricketer, JP Duminy lost out to rugby star Francois Hougaard, as more than 56% of woman wanted hunky Hougaard by their side.
The poll also revealed that one in two motorists see drive time as down time and would rather drive solo than having any form of company – no matter whether it’s a spouse, lover, friend or celebrity.
A scenic mountain pass was the most popular setting for the perfect drive, closely followed by an ocean drive. Cruising along a country lane only appealed to 9% of respondents.
Setting off on a long weekend was the favourite destination for 43% of drivers, although most stated that they simply enjoy driving, wherever they may be headed.
Also interesting to note is that engine performance still rates much higher in terms of importance than fuel economy and the environment. Those polled also tended to choose a brand of fuel based on quality and efficiency.
Commenting on the findings, Glenda Zvenyika, BP’s Corporate and External Communications Manager says “It’s clear that South African motorists enjoy driving and want the best for their cars, which goes beyond just having a great looking car.
“BP Ultimate delivers a unique combination of enhanced engine performance, while providing greater fuel economy with reduced exhaust emissions, so you can feel good about filling up with BP”, says Zveyika.
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