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% 634 votes
    • No
      30% 267 votes
  • 2. Do you own more than one vehicle?
    • Yes
      35% 314 votes
    • No
      65% 587 votes
  • 3. Was your vehicle new, or used?
    • Used
      47% 427 votes
    • New
      30% 266 votes
    • Don't own a vehicle
      23% 208 votes
  • 4. How old is your vehicle?
    • Less than one year
      14% 126 votes
    • Between one and three years
      15% 139 votes
    • Between three and five years
      13% 114 votes
    • Older than five years
      36% 321 votes
    • Don't own a vehicle
      22% 201 votes
  • 5. How often do you replace your vehicle?
    • Every year
      10% 86 votes
    • Every three to five years
      20% 182 votes
    • Less than every five years
      25% 221 votes
    • Not applicable
      35% 314 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      11% 98 votes
  • 6. How did you finance your vehicle?
    • Cash
      39% 348 votes
    • Lease
      10% 87 votes
    • Purchased with loan
      26% 238 votes
    • Don't own a vehicle
      24% 212 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      2% 16 votes
  • 7. How much do you spend a month on fuel for your vehicle(s)?
    • Nothing
      30% 268 votes
    • Less than $100
      23% 207 votes
    • $101-$200
      27% 239 votes
    • $201-$300
      13% 113 votes
    • $301-$400
      5% 45 votes
    • More than $400
      3% 29 votes
  • 8. Do you follow a regular vehicle maintenance schedule?
    • Yes
      50% 454 votes
    • No
      26% 238 votes
    • Not Applicable
      23% 209 votes
  • 9. Which of the following items do you do yourself?
    • Change bulbs
      33% 300 votes
    • Change wiper blades
      35% 318 votes
    • Change fluids (excluding oil)
      27% 246 votes
    • Change oil
      22% 198 votes
    • Change brake pads
      16% 145 votes
    • Change tires
      16% 140 votes
    • None of the above
      24% 213 votes
    • Not applicable
      21% 192 votes
  • 10. Do you change your tires in the winter?
    • Yes
      27% 240 votes
    • No
      48% 436 votes
    • Not Applicable
      25% 225 votes
  • 11. How much do you spend on vehicle maintenance and repairs annually?
    • Not applicable
      33% 293 votes
    • Less than $500
      34% 303 votes
    • Between $501 and $1,000
      22% 195 votes
    • Between $1,001 and $2,000
      8% 70 votes
    • Between $2,000 and $3,000
      3% 24 votes
    • More than $3,000
      2% 16 votes
  • 12. Have you ever thought about getting rid of your vehicle altogether?
    • Yes
      24% 216 votes
    • No
      51% 457 votes
    • Not Applicable
      25% 228 votes
  • 13. What are your reasons for keeping a vehicle?
    • I don't have a vehicle
      30% 270 votes
    • It's the North American way - you have to have a car
      19% 175 votes
    • Where I live, I don't have viable alternatives to driving
      29% 265 votes
    • I prefer to have a car, even though I could probably use alternate forms of transportation
      16% 143 votes
    • I have kids, they need transporting, I have to have a vehicle for that
      18% 158 votes
    • I need a vehicle for my work
      18% 160 votes
    • Other (please specify)
      2% 21 votes

04/18/2012 Travel 10

Comments

  • notyet4u3 profile photo
    notyet4u3
    just don't have money to buy one
    over 4 years
  • Cinnicholson profile photo
    Cinnicholson
    I love my car Its at my moms right now
    over 4 years
  • pizzafan profile photo
    pizzafan
    I wish they would make motorcyles that would hold a family unit!
    over 4 years
  • TammyG profile photo
    TammyG
    I would love to be able to get a car for my daughter but that's not an option.
    over 4 years
  • Sophia1957 profile photo
    Sophia1957
    I walk,take transit,or get a ride from some one else!
    over 4 years
  • lucybird profile photo
    lucybird
    ok
    over 4 years
  • ahansen262 profile photo
    ahansen262
    I WOULDLOVE TO HAVE A BRAND NEW CAR IN THE FUTURE BUT BEING ON DISABILITY MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE
    over 4 years
  • mytellwut profile photo
    mytellwut
    gas prices are so high, probably will not afford to own a vehicle as well as the cost of insurance
    over 4 years
  • alansbabygurl20 profile photo
    alansbabygurl20
    i want one but dont have one :) :( :)
    over 4 years
  • nicollas profile photo
    nicollas
    I would like to buy one in the future
    over 4 years