Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsTue, 28 May 2024 20:51:55 BST The best and worst car hire companies in 2024, according to Which? survey The best and worst car hire companies in 2024, according to Which? survey: A recent survey by Which? has revealed the best and worst car hire companies in 2024, with AutoReisen and Cicar ranked as the most highly recommended providers after receiving a customer rating score of 91%. However, if you wish to use the top two rated car hire companies you'll need to take a holiday in the Canary Islands that's where their services are available! http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-best-and-worst-car-hire-companies-in-2024-according-to-Which-survey-05591 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-best-and-worst-car-hire-companies-in-2024-according-to-Which-survey-05591 The biggest UK driver frustrations, according to recent RAC survey RAC has revealed the UK's biggest driver frustrations in 2023: A recent RAC report has revealed the biggest driver frustrations, with 49% of the UK public being dissatisfied with the road conditions in the UK, making it the top motoring concern in the UK in 2023. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-biggest-UK-driver-frustrations-according-to-recent-RAC-survey-05578 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-biggest-UK-driver-frustrations-according-to-recent-RAC-survey-05578 Less than 7% of car thefts result in a conviction, research finds Research by Nextbase has found that less than 7% of car thefts result in a conviction: A new research study by Nextbase has found that less than 7% (6.7%) of car thefts result in a conviction, with 69% of cases being dropped because no suspect was able to be identified. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-than-7percent-of-car-thefts-result-in-a-conviction-research-finds-05569 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Less-than-7percent-of-car-thefts-result-in-a-conviction-research-finds-05569 Reliability survey of used cars finds Lexus leading the way Reliability survey of used cars finds Lexus leading the way: A survey by What Car? looking at reliabilty in a number of areas has found that Lexus scored the most highly, with a reliability score of 98.3%. The Japanese brand was followed by Toyota (97.4%) and Mini (97.2%). At the bottom of the table was Cupra, with a brand score of 82.4%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Reliability-survey-of-used-cars-finds-Lexus-leading-the-way-05561 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Reliability-survey-of-used-cars-finds-Lexus-leading-the-way-05561 Car dealer concerns over the growth of agency agreements have doubled, finds survey Car dealer concerns over the growth of agency agreements have doubled: A survey of car dealers in the UK has revealed that in the last month, concerns have grown about the growth of agency agreements. In September, the proportion of used car retailers who said that the growth of agency agreements was a future challenge to their business was found to be 22%, while the monthly tracker has increased to 42% in October, although the reasons why are not clear. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Car-dealer-concerns-over-the-growth-of-agency-agreements-have-doubled-finds-survey-05560 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Car-dealer-concerns-over-the-growth-of-agency-agreements-have-doubled-finds-survey-05560 80% of drivers plan on keeping their car for longer, finds survey 80% of drivers plan on keeping their car for longer: A survey of motorists has revealed that eight in 10 plan to hold on to their car for longer than they might have done previously, with the figure rising to 88% of young drivers. This compares to 72% of 45-59-year-olds who said the same. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/80percent-of-drivers-plan-on-keeping-their-car-for-longer-finds-survey-05467 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/80percent-of-drivers-plan-on-keeping-their-car-for-longer-finds-survey-05467 UK car dealers believe Chinese brands will claim up to 30% of the UK’s new car market in next 5 years, survey finds UK car dealers believe Chinese brands will claim up to 30% of the UK's new car market in next 5 years, survey finds: A survey by Carwow has found that UK car dealers believe that Chinese brands will claim up to 30% of the new UK car market within the next five years, with only 13% suspecting that Chinese brands won't be successful in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-car-dealers-believe-Chinese-brands-will-claim-up-to-30percent-of-the-UKs-new-car-market-in-next-5-years-survey-finds-05487 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-car-dealers-believe-Chinese-brands-will-claim-up-to-30percent-of-the-UKs-new-car-market-in-next-5-years-survey-finds-05487 58% of UK drivers want to see noise cameras rolled out across the UK, finds poll 58% of UK drivers want to see noise cameras rolled out across the UK: A poll motorists by the RAC has found that nearly 6 in 10 (58%) want to see noise cameras rolled out across the UK to help clamp down on illegally loud vehicles, with only 22% being against the idea. One in five respondents said they were unsure. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58percent-of-UK-drivers-want-to-see-noise-cameras-rolled-out-across-the-UK-finds-poll-05488 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58percent-of-UK-drivers-want-to-see-noise-cameras-rolled-out-across-the-UK-finds-poll-05488 Survey reveals the 'best cars to own' in 2023 A survey has revealed the top 75 cars for 2023 as voted for by the people who own them: The 2023 Driver Power Survey looked at customer satisfaction levels in the new-car market. Thousands of motorists took part in the research that asked for feedback in a range of areas including interior and comfort, safety features, value for money and reliability and build quality. Three Kia vehicles featured in the top 10. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-best-cars-to-own-in-2023-05416 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-the-best-cars-to-own-in-2023-05416 44% of EV drivers do not have a charge point at home, finds survey 44% of EV drivers do not have a charge point at home: A survey of EV drivers in Europe has revealed that 44% do not have a charge point at home, up from a third last year (33%). It also found that 57% of drivers polled would visit destinations more often if they had charge points available, rising to 74% of UK drivers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/44percent-of-EV-drivers-do-not-have-a-charge-point-at-home-finds-survey-05390 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/44percent-of-EV-drivers-do-not-have-a-charge-point-at-home-finds-survey-05390 Buying intent for electric vehicles rises over 50% in the UK, suggests survey Buying intent for electric vehicles (EVs) has risen to over 50% over the past year in the UK: A survey has found that 54% of UK potential car buyers in 2023 are considering an electric vehicle as their next purchase, compared to 49% of buyers in 2022 ' a 5% increase. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Buying-intent-for-electric-vehicles-rises-over-50percent-in-the-UK-suggests-survey-05374 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Buying-intent-for-electric-vehicles-rises-over-50percent-in-the-UK-suggests-survey-05374 One in 10 cars that pass MOT should have failed, finds survey One in 10 cars that pass MOT should have failed according to DVSA examiners: A survey of cars that were re-examined following passing their MOT has found that 10.1% should have in fact failed the annual check up, with lights, reflectors and electrical equipment the leading cause of failure. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-10-cars-that-pass-MOT-should-have-failed-finds-survey-05391 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-10-cars-that-pass-MOT-should-have-failed-finds-survey-05391 A third of drivers holding onto car for longer due to cost of living crisis, finds survey A third of drivers holding onto car for longer due to cost of living crisis: Uncertainty and ever-soaring costs has led to more people to hold onto to their current car for a little longer, found the latest survey by What Car?. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-drivers-holding-onto-car-for-longer-due-to-cost-of-living-crisis-finds-survey-05301 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-drivers-holding-onto-car-for-longer-due-to-cost-of-living-crisis-finds-survey-05301 Eight in 10 UK drivers will not buy an EV vehicle because of rising electricity costs, finds survey Eight in 10 UK drivers will not buy an EV vehicle because of rising electricity costs: A survey of car buyers has found that 80% are not interested in buying an electric vehicle at this time due to the rising cost of electricity, and a lack of government support (78%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Eight-in-10-UK-drivers-will-not-buy-an-EV-vehicle-because-of-rising-electricity-costs-finds-survey-05302 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Eight-in-10-UK-drivers-will-not-buy-an-EV-vehicle-because-of-rising-electricity-costs-finds-survey-05302 A quarter of drivers are unable to identify what's under their car's bonnet, finds survey A quarter of drivers are unable to identify what's under their car's bonnet: While many people in the UK regularly drive a car, a survey has revealed that there are many UK motorists who cannot perform simple maintenance checks, such as topping up washer fluid or checking the oil. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-drivers-are-unable-to-identify-whats-under-their-cars-bonnet-finds-survey-05271 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-drivers-are-unable-to-identify-whats-under-their-cars-bonnet-finds-survey-05271 77% of over 55-year-olds say they will not purchase an electric car due to cost, reveals survey 77% of over 55-year-olds say they will not purchase an electric car due to cost: A survey into the most common reasons why the British public continue to buy petrol and diesel fuelled cars has uncovered that seven in 10 say that electric vehicles are too expensive; rising to 77% amongst those aged 55 and over. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/77percent-of-over-55-year-olds-say-they-will-not-purchase-an-electric-car-due-to-cost-reveals-survey-05203 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/77percent-of-over-55-year-olds-say-they-will-not-purchase-an-electric-car-due-to-cost-reveals-survey-05203 Three-quarters of UK drivers would be happy for noise cameras to be fitted in local area, finds survey Three-quarters of UK drivers would be happy for noise cameras to be fitted in local area: A survey by used car dealer, Choose My Car, has revealed that three-quarters of respondents would be happy for noise cameras to be installed at sites across their local area with the purpose of identifying and finding vehicle owners who drive illegally noisy vehicles. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-UK-drivers-would-be-happy-for-noise-cameras-to-be-fitted-in-local-area-finds-survey-05227 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-quarters-of-UK-drivers-would-be-happy-for-noise-cameras-to-be-fitted-in-local-area-finds-survey-05227 Leeds has the most electric vehicle charging bays but ranks ninth on the list of best UK cities for parking, survey reveals Leeds has the most electric vehicle charging bays but ranks ninth on the list of best UK cities for parking: A recent study into parking in the UK has found that despite having the most electric vehicle charging points, Leeds is the fourth worst major UK city for parking, with just London, Sheffield and Edinburgh ranking worse. The study by Select Car Leasing observed 12 major UK cities to illicit which is the best for parking your car. The survey based the list on the 15 car parks that were closest to the city centre and took into account the number of parking bays, number of disabled bays, number of electric vehicle charging points and the price of each car park. When looking at the cost to park in each city, London was found to be the most costly, with an average price of £39.54 for one day of parking. Nottingham was found to be the cheapest with an average daily stay of £13.87, followed by Leicester with £16.13. Birmingham was found to have the most parking bays with over 13,500 in the 15 car parks closest to the city centre. Furthermore, Birmingham was found to have almost 500 disabled parking bays; making it the best city for disabled parking in the UK. On the other hand, Edinburgh was found to be the worst place for parking despite having the second most electric vehicle charging points. The Scottish capital was found to have the second least disabled parking bays, just 24 more than London, charging an average of £16.52 per day. Best major UK city for car parking: 1. Birmingham 2. Nottingham 3. Bristol 4. Cardiff 5. Glasgow 6. Liverpool 7. Manchester 8. Leicester 9. Leeds 10. London 11. Sheffield 12. Edinburgh Best Cities for Electric Vehicle Charging: 1. Leeds 2. Edinburgh 3. London 4. Bristol 5. Glasgow 6. Birmingham 7. Nottingham 8. Leicester 9. Manchester 10. Cardiff 11. Liverpool 12. Sheffield http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Leeds-has-the-most-electric-vehicle-charging-bays-but-ranks-ninth-on-the-list-of-best-UK-cities-for-parking-survey-reveals-05220 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Leeds-has-the-most-electric-vehicle-charging-bays-but-ranks-ninth-on-the-list-of-best-UK-cities-for-parking-survey-reveals-05220 58% of drivers are 'uncomfortable' with the idea of using a self-driving vehicle, finds survey 58% of drivers are 'uncomfortable' with the idea of using a self-driving vehicle: A major survey looking at the future of motoring and the prospect of driverless cars has revealed that almost six in 10 people feel uncomfortable with the idea of using a driverless vehicle. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58percent-of-drivers-are-uncomfortable-with-the-idea-of-using-a-self-driving-vehicle-finds-survey-05117 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58percent-of-drivers-are-uncomfortable-with-the-idea-of-using-a-self-driving-vehicle-finds-survey-05117 More than 8 in 10 automotive bosses say that since Covid they have struggled to fill vacancies for skilled workers, reveals survey More than 8 in 10 automotive bosses say that since Covid they have struggled to fill vacancies for skilled workers: A survey has revealed more about the skills shortage within the automotive industry; reportedly the industry sector with the UK's sixth highest vacancy rate. It revealed that more than eight in 10 automotive bosses have found it increasingly more challenging to fill vacancies for skilled roles since start of the Covid-19 pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-8-in-10-automotive-bosses-say-that-since-Covid-they-have-struggled-to-fill-vacancies-for-skilled-workers-reveals-survey-05131 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-8-in-10-automotive-bosses-say-that-since-Covid-they-have-struggled-to-fill-vacancies-for-skilled-workers-reveals-survey-05131