Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

UK's fastest cars 'owned in London'

Londoners own the fastest cars, according to a new survey

People in London own the fastest cars in the UK, a survey of almost 60,000 car owners shows.

Londoners are followed by residents of Jersey and Guernsey, based on average top speed of the cars they own.

They leave those who own the slowest cars, people living in Durham, Portsmouth, Shetland and Sunderland, in the dust, according to the survey by weloveanycar.com.

Car owners living in the Greater Manchester town of Cheadle are said to be the motorists most in love with their cars. Pickering in North Yorkshire, Ellesmere Port, Middlesbrough and Dover are also named as places where people are happiest with their cars when asked to review them on various factors such as comfort, reliability and whether they would recommend to others.

St Helens, Maidstone and Runcorn joined towns and cities such as Newcastle, Chatham and Altrincham as places that have the least liked cars, the survey suggests, with more negative reviews of almost every make and model of car sold originating from these locations than almost anywhere else in the UK.

Around 58,000 car owners in the UK were asked to review their cars online and describe their relationship with their vehicles.

Here are the survey results, according to the website: Towns happiest with their cars:1. Cheadle, Greater Manchester2. Pickering, North Yorkshire3. Ellesmere Port, Cheshire4. Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire5. Dover, Kent6. Thetford, Norfolk7. Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Towns unhappiest with their cars:1. St Helens, Merseyside2. Maidstone, Kent3. Runcorn, Cheshire4. Newcastle upon Tyne5. Chatham, North Kent6. Altrincham, Greater Manchester7. Gillingham, Kent

Top 10 fastest car drivers in the UK (by location):1. City of London2. Guernsey3. Jersey4. Central London5. West London6. Isle of Man7. South London8. Slough, Royal Berkshire9. North-west London10. Reading, Berkshire

Top 10 slowest drivers in the UK (by location):1. Durham, County Durham2. Portsmouth, Hampshire3. Shetland4. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear5. Oldham, Greater Manchester6. Galashiels, Scottish Borders7. Wigan, Greater Manchester8. Blackburn, Lancashire9. Cardiff, South Glamorgan10. Newport, south-east Wales

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