Car brand loyalty

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Scottie - NW

825 posts

172 months

Wednesday 16th January
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A pattern has developed to my ownership

Ford
Ford
Nissan
Nissan (still own)
Mazda
Mercedes
Mazda (still own)
BMW (still own)
BMW (about to buy)

MYOB

2,408 posts

77 months

Wednesday 16th January
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2 VW
1 Audi
1 Nissan
1 BMW
1 Toyota
4 Volvo

40% ownership of Volvo's.

FIREBIRDC9

521 posts

76 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Only had 4 so not much input

1 Renault
1 Toyota
1 Chrysler
1 Suzuki

Japanese makes are winning.
I've had the Toyota for 6 years.

The closest is the Chrysler at 4 years

ACB85

72 posts

33 months

Wednesday 16th January
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1 VW
3 Ford
1 BMW
1 Toyota

50% Ford (Two Focus ST's)

95JO

890 posts

25 months

Wednesday 16th January
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2x SEAT
1x BMW

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Daaaveee

670 posts

162 months

Wednesday 16th January
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1x Ford
1x Vauxhall
1x Alfa Romeo
1x Toyota
5x BMW

Mr Tom

470 posts

80 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I have had:
1 vw
1 vauxhall
1 Jaguar
1 SEAT
2 Suzuki (company cars)
1 Skoda (company car)

Seat was the best (Leon Cupra 290), jag was cool (£500 p reg xj). Rest are white goods. No really brand loyalty, dad had a lot of BMWs which were always nice.

RogerDodger

799 posts

33 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Triumph (Honda)
BL (Mini)
Talbot (Horizon!)
Alfa(sud)
Lancia (Delta)
Audi (100)
BMW (520i)
Daihatsu (4Trak)
Renault (5Turbo)
TVR (400SE)
VW (Corrado)
VW (Golf)
Renault (some horrible hatchback)
Landrover (Disco I)
KTM LC4 600 SM
Yamaha R6
Honda VFR400
Gilera Runner 125
Gilera Runner 125
Gilera runner 185SP
Gilera Runner 185SP (london thefts eh!!)
Mazda MX5 II
Porsche 996
Landrover Disco III
TVR Griffith 500
KTM EXCF 350

(ignoring theft replacements)

2VW
2 TVR
2 Gilera
2 LR
2 VW
2 Renault
2 KTM

Can't really pin down a % :-)



SkodaIan

136 posts

24 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I've only ever owned three cars (over nearly 20 years!)

All of them have been a Skoda. The first because it was cheap, and the second 2 have been Octavias. Next time it will probably be something different, most likely Korean or Japanese - my current Octavia is not as good as the first one, and after 16 years of effectively the same car I'm getting a little bored with it.

On the opposite to this, how about irrational brand avoidance. My father owned an automatic Ford Escort in the 1970s in which the throttle got stuck fully open and he nearly had a huge accident. He's refused to even look either Ford's or a car with an auto gearbox ever since! He does get a bit defensive though when I point out that his current Volvo V40 has a fair amount of Ford in it...

wiliferus

3,228 posts

137 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Volvo 4
BMW 2
Ford 2
Rover 2
Peugeot 1
Audi 1
Chrysler 1
Vauxhall 1
Saab 1
Nissan 1

Brand loyalty with Volvo at 25%, conscious decision. Love a Volvo.
Currently in a Nissan but craving the solid, dependable feeling of a Volvo.

ETA - 2 x Yamaha (Thundercat & Fazer8)
1 x Honda (Firestorm)
1 x BMW (K1300R)
Bike loyalty was with Yam, loved them... until I got the BM and that changed everything hehe

Edited by wiliferus on Thursday 17th January 13:24

NotBenny

3,789 posts

119 months

Wednesday 16th January
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2 Fords
1 Audi
1 VW
2 Land Rovers
1 Nissan
1 BMW Mini
1 Yamaha (motorbike)

Variety is the spice of life!

Matt_Zeus

72 posts

35 months

Wednesday 16th January
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1*Rover/austin (mini)
2*Mazda (MX5/MX6)
1*Alfa Romeo (156)
1*Mercedes (C220 coupe)
2*BMW (Z3/Z4)
1*Honda (Civic)
1*Ford (Puma)

Bikes,
1*Honda (Cb125f)
2*Suzuki (SV650S/Gladius)
No loyalty, but Alfa Romeo would be my preferred Brand, not necessarily preferred car

JakeT

2,278 posts

59 months

Wednesday 16th January
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2 Fords,
1 Volkswagen,
4 BMWs.


I knew i was a fan before I did this list. hehe

kieranblenk

591 posts

73 months

Wednesday 16th January
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3 Skoda
1 Fiat
1 Hyundai

60% Skoda...

Lots of brand loyalty in our family. My grandad had 6 Hillman Hunters, then 6 Nissan Bluebirds and was onto his 7th Rover when he died. Grandma has had 5 Vauxhalls since 1998 and before that about half a dozen Rovers from 1983.

My dad had about 9 Vauxhalls, then 4 SEATs, is now on his second Evoque and is looking for a third. My mam had 10 Fiats off the belt and only stopped buying them and moved onto the Germans when they forgot to replace the Punto (she hates the 500). My uncle has only owned Vauxhalls in his whole driving life since the early 80s and my MIL has driven Suzukis since 1999.

Edited by kieranblenk on Wednesday 16th January 16:09

Pericoloso

38,090 posts

102 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I just wrote down all my 37 cars by brand

24 Fords ,so about 66%.
5 SAABs ,
3 VWs,
Toyota
Colt
FIAT
BL Mini
Peugeot

Tom_Spotley_When

290 posts

96 months

Wednesday 16th January
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2x VW
1x Land Rover
1x Mazda
1x Jaguar
1x BMW

VW's could hardly be more opposite. First car was a mk1 polo. Current is a Touareg.

Very little loyalty though, I'll go to whichever brand sells what I want at a reasonable price.

aaron_2000

2,756 posts

22 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Didn't realise I'd had as many as that, seems about right though. Always rated Ford highly, always been a Subaru fanboy, and been a BMW fanboy for a while.

6 Ford (1.6 Flight, ST170, ST170, Mondeo, Ka, 2.0 Zetec)
3 Subaru (V4 2000 Turbo Wagon, V6 2000 Turbo Wagon, Bugeye saloon)
2 BMW (735i, 330d)
2 Seat (Leon Cupra R 225, Alhambra 2.0 TDi SX)
1 Volvo (S80 2.4 S)
1 Honda (EP3 Civic Type R)
1 Peugeot (205 1.6 GTI)

Edited by aaron_2000 on Wednesday 16th January 16:32

bp1

619 posts

147 months

Wednesday 16th January
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1 Triumph - GT6
2 Citroens - 2 BX
1 Audi - 100
1 Aston Martin - 1969 DBS (long gone unfortunately bought for 15k in 95, sold for 15k in 98)
4 Jeeps - 2 Cherokees, 1 Wrangler, 1 Grand Cherokee(current)
2 Fords - 1 Probe V6, 1 S550 Mustang(current)
2 Alfa Romeo - 2 166's
2 BMW - 1 645, 1 330e
2 Mercedes - 1 300SEL, 190 2.5D
1 Subaru - Legacy wagon 2.5
1 Seat - Leon Cupra
1 VW - Golf

andye30m3

3,279 posts

193 months

Wednesday 16th January
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9 BMW
5 Renault
3 Honda
3 Peugeot
1 Porsche
1 Jaguar
1 VW
1 Mercedes
1 Subaru

BMW does seam to be first choice for me


Jonny TVR

2,278 posts

220 months

Wednesday 16th January
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31 CARS IN 32 YEARS OF DRIVING, ALTHOUGH I HAVE 6 OF THESE AT THE MOMENT!

8 TVR
4 BMW
4 LAND ROVER
4 TRIUMPH
2 ALFA
1 MASERATI
1 FERRARI
1 JAGUAR
1 LOTUS
1 SEAT
1 RENAULT
1 VW
2 FORD



Edited by Jonny TVR on Wednesday 16th January 16:52