Auto Self-Expression – which location in the UK rules?

People living in Wakefield, West Yorkshire are most likely to collect cars to show their personality.   A new survey from eBay which examined how people in the UK shop to express their individuality, personality and passions, found that half of those who live in Wakefield choose to express themselves through collecting cars.  Whether that’s a classic car or a convertible, the people of Wakefield are motor mad compared to other UK cities – with only one in ten of Sheffield, Edinburgh and Liverpool residents collecting cars as a form of self-expression.

Car collecting isn’t the only way Brits choose to express their individuality and personality.  Out of 1,500 UK adults surveyed this summer, 41% of said they’d be most likely to express their individuality in their home, well ahead of those who’d do it through their wardrobes at 24%.

Rob Hattrell, VP for eBay UK said, “We at eBay believe every shopper is unique. whether you are looking for something new, nearly new or used; or that special item to drive your passion for cooking, decorating or cycling; eBay is the place to find the perfect item that makes you, you.”

Key Stats

  • 25% of Wakefield residents collect cars as a form of self-expression
  • Only 13% of Edinburgh, Liverpool and Sheffield residents collect cars as a form of self-expression
  • 40% per cent of Brits say they’d be most likely to express their individuality in their home, well ahead of those who’d do it through their wardrobes at 24%.
  • 57% of us are prepared to throw caution to the wind and consider ourselves to be adventurous, impulsive shoppers.

Well I bet that’s something new that you’ve learned today.  All the best.

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