Results for - The cost of running a car - the online survey

901 voters participated in this survey

  • Do you own a vehicle?
    1. Do you own a vehicle?
    Yes | 70.37% | 634 votes
    No | 29.63% | 267 votes
  • 2. Do you own more than one vehicle?
    Yes | 34.85% | 314 votes
    No | 65.15% | 587 votes
  • 3. Was your vehicle new, or used?
    Used | 47.39% | 427 votes
    New | 29.52% | 266 votes
    Don't own a vehicle | 23.09% | 208 votes
  • 4. How old is your vehicle?
    Less than one year | 13.98% | 126 votes
    Between one and three years | 15.43% | 139 votes
    Between three and five years | 12.65% | 114 votes
    Older than five years | 35.63% | 321 votes
    Don't own a vehicle | 22.31% | 201 votes
  • 5. How often do you replace your vehicle?
    Every year | 9.54% | 86 votes
    Every three to five years | 20.20% | 182 votes
    Less than every five years | 24.53% | 221 votes
    Not applicable | 34.85% | 314 votes
    Other (please specify) | 10.88% | 98 votes
  • 6. How did you finance your vehicle?
    Cash | 38.62% | 348 votes
    Lease | 9.66% | 87 votes
    Purchased with loan | 26.42% | 238 votes
    Don't own a vehicle | 23.53% | 212 votes
    Other (please specify) | 1.78% | 16 votes
  • 7. How much do you spend a month on fuel for your vehicle(s)?
    Nothing | 29.74% | 268 votes
    Less than $100 | 22.97% | 207 votes
    $101-$200 | 26.53% | 239 votes
    $201-$300 | 12.54% | 113 votes
    $301-$400 | 4.99% | 45 votes
    More than $400 | 3.22% | 29 votes
  • 8. Do you follow a regular vehicle maintenance schedule?
    Yes | 50.39% | 454 votes
    No | 26.42% | 238 votes
    Not Applicable | 23.20% | 209 votes
  • 9. Which of the following items do you do yourself?
    Change bulbs | 33.30% | 300 votes
    Change wiper blades | 35.29% | 318 votes
    Change fluids (excluding oil) | 27.30% | 246 votes
    Change oil | 21.98% | 198 votes
    Change brake pads | 16.09% | 145 votes
    Change tires | 15.54% | 140 votes
    None of the above | 23.64% | 213 votes
    Not applicable | 21.31% | 192 votes
  • 10. Do you change your tires in the winter?
    Yes | 26.64% | 240 votes
    No | 48.39% | 436 votes
    Not Applicable | 24.97% | 225 votes
  • 11. How much do you spend on vehicle maintenance and repairs annually?
    Not applicable | 32.52% | 293 votes
    Less than $500 | 33.63% | 303 votes
    Between $501 and $1,000 | 21.64% | 195 votes
    Between $1,001 and $2,000 | 7.77% | 70 votes
    Between $2,000 and $3,000 | 2.66% | 24 votes
    More than $3,000 | 1.78% | 16 votes
  • 12. Have you ever thought about getting rid of your vehicle altogether?
    Yes | 23.97% | 216 votes
    No | 50.72% | 457 votes
    Not Applicable | 25.31% | 228 votes
  • 13. What are your reasons for keeping a vehicle?
    I don't have a vehicle | 29.97% | 270 votes
    It's the North American way - you have to have a car | 19.42% | 175 votes
    Where I live, I don't have viable alternatives to driving | 29.41% | 265 votes
    I prefer to have a car, even though I could probably use alternate forms of transportation | 15.87% | 143 votes
    I have kids, they need transporting, I have to have a vehicle for that | 17.54% | 158 votes
    I need a vehicle for my work | 17.76% | 160 votes
    Other (please specify) | 2.33% | 21 votes

04/18/2012 Travel 10 points 10

Comments

  • notyet4u3 profile photo
    just don't have money to buy one
    over 2 years
  • Cinnicholson profile photo
    I love my car Its at my moms right now
    over 2 years
  • pizzafan profile photo
    I wish they would make motorcyles that would hold a family unit!
    over 2 years
  • TammyG profile photo
    I would love to be able to get a car for my daughter but that's not an option.
    over 2 years
  • Sophia1957 profile photo
    I walk,take transit,or get a ride from some one else!
    over 2 years
  • lucybird profile photo
    ok
    over 2 years
  • ahansen262 profile photo
    I WOULDLOVE TO HAVE A BRAND NEW CAR IN THE FUTURE BUT BEING ON DISABILITY MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE
    over 2 years
  • mytellwut profile photo
    gas prices are so high, probably will not afford to own a vehicle as well as the cost of insurance
    over 2 years
  • alansbabygurl20 profile photo
    i want one but dont have one :) :( :)
    over 2 years
  • nicollas profile photo
    I would like to buy one in the future
    over 2 years