Consumer Council: – Let the lady buy the car

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Women take fewer chances when buying a used car, according to a survey from the Consumer Council. Among other things, more women than men ask for a state report.

In the survey, 1,000 used car buyers were asked about their experiences. 77 percent of women are satisfied with the purchase of a used car, while 73 percent of men state the same.

– “Then let the lady buy a car next time,” says a request from the Consumer Council.

One of the findings of the study is that women behave more rationally than men when buying a used car. Only two out of ten women buy a car without a state report, while four out of ten men do the same.

Women are better at securing a purchase contract. Only 6 percent of women say they have dropped a purchase contract, while a full 11 percent of men drop a contract.

Women also buy some newer cars with shorter mileage. The average car purchased by a woman is 7.3 years, compared to 8.4 years for men. The mileage is 93,000 kilometers for cars bought by women, compared to 105,000 kilometers for men.

– “Regardless of gender, it may be worthwhile to go through the Consumer Council’s checklist for used car purchases before moving forward,” says Consumer Director Inger Lise Blyverket.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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