Audi drivers found to be most promiscuous

MATT CAMPBELL
Last updated 09:14 14/06/2013

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Does your significant other drive an Audi? Perhaps it's time to start keeping a closer eye on them.

A study has found that Audi drivers are more likely to cheat on their partners. The research was conducted by UK dating site IllicitEncounters.com, which specialises in helping promiscuous partners find like-minded husbands and wives.

A survey looking at the types of cars the site's users drive was sent to all of its 800,000 members.  A spokesman for IllicitEncounters.com, Mike Taylor, said in a release: "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."

German brand's dominated the list, with Audi in top spot (22.2 per cent of drivers likely to cheat). It was followed by fellow Teutonic makers BMW in second place (13.8 per cent), Mercedes-Benz in third (8.7 per cent), and Volkswagen in fifth (5.7 per cent). Scandinavian maker Volvo was ranked fourth (7.6 per cent).

In 2012, the site released a similar report, which found BMW drivers to be the most adulterous on the road.

The most faithful motorists appear to be those who drive Peugeots and Renaults, according to the report.

The report also found that site users are likely to refresh their ride within three years of ownership, with 72 per cent of those polled updating to a new model on a regular basis. The report found only seven per cent of members had a car that was five or more years old.

In 2012, US adultery website AshleyMadison.com found that Toyota and Honda were the two most favoured car brands for potential cheaters.

-Fairfax Media Australia

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