For 87% of Russian motorists, a new car is an unaffordable luxury

For 87% of Russian motorists, a new car is an unaffordable luxury

Sberbank's subsidiary in the course of the study found that 87% of motorists in the Russian Federation can afford to buy only a used car. When choosing a car, attention is paid primarily to the technical condition, mileage and history of an accident.

For 87% of Russian motorists, a new car is an unaffordable luxury

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Only every tenth car enthusiast in Russia can buy a new car in the showroom, Sberavto marketplace experts say. The survey was conducted among 1.5 thousand people living in various regions of Russia, writes RBC. About 10% of the respondents said they can afford to buy a new car. The same number of respondents said that they would prefer to buy a used car from a dealer, moreover, as part of the trade-in program. At least 77% of respondents said that they are only interested in private ads that offer used cars. Another 3% of respondents could not give an unambiguous answer. At least 50% of people said that when choosing a used car, they pay attention to the condition of the engine and chassis.

An equally important criterion for evaluating when purchasing a vehicle is the number of road accidents. Thus, 48% of the respondents answered. 46% of respondents pay attention to mileage, 45% of respondents worry about the cost of a car. About 37% of car enthusiasts said that the number of owners of a used car is extremely important.

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