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Audi drivers voted the sexiest motorists

The motorists Brits find most attractive have been revealed by new research. Meanwhile flirting with other drivers and even having sex appear to be common practice, according to the poll.

Audi drivers are considered the sexiest male motorists, as voted for by a fifth of UK females, according to research by Confused.com.

BMW drivers came in second place, receiving 19 per cent of the vote - perhaps enjoying an image boost from their bad-boy reputation.

Meanwhile, women behind the wheel of a Mini are the most appealing motorists to males, say one in five men.

Female Audi drivers and those who drive a BMW, who received 12 and 10 per cent of the male vote respectively, came in second and third place.

Driver’s saucy secrets

In addition to uncovering the nation’s most desirable motorists, the survey of 2,000 British drivers lifts the lid on the sort of risky behaviour that’s common place in cars up and down the country.

Half of male drivers and 37 per cent of women in the UK admit to having had sex in their car.

Welsh drivers appear to be the friskiest - 52 per cent of drivers in Wales admit to having had a fumble in their vehicle.

However, Londoners are least likely to have had sex in their cars – only 35 per cent admit to this.

Risky behaviour

The following risky behaviour is also far from unusual in UK cars:

  • Partying passengers – Having passengers party in the back of their car applied to 15 per cent of men and 9 per cent of women.
  • Racing at the lights – 21 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women drivers admit to this.
  • Dumping a partner while in the car – 10 per cent of women and 12 per cent of men have broken up behind the wheel.
  • Flirting with another driver – 22 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women have tried to attract another driver’s attention on the road.
  • Eating at the wheel – 64 per cent of men and 71 per cent of women say they like to have a snack in their car.

A nation of car lovers

Gareth Kloet, head of car insurance at Confused.com, said:  "The results of our research demonstrate that we truly are a nation of car lovers – from dumping a partner to partying passengers, it really all does happen in our cars.

"Meanwhile, the number of men and women who tell us they have had sex in their cars has increased since last year’s poll - 37 per cent of women compared with 30 per cent last year, and 50 per cent of men compared with 48 per cent last year.

"However, despite some of the more frisky behaviour, having an argument is a much more likely occurrence for British motorists. Nearly 55 per cent of men and almost 57 per cent of women have had an argument with their partner while in the car – perhaps about who is the better driver.

"To settle this argument once and for all, people can download our MotorMate mobile phone app. The app runs in the background while you’re driving, measuring your driving style. It then gives you a score for your performance according to how safe you are on the road."

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Adam Jolley

Adam Jolley

Adam Jolley is a writer at Confused.com, focusing on credit cards and other financial products. Wannabe mountaineer Adam joined us from the world of financial services PR.

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