Millions of first-time motorists are purchasing a vehicle without checking it over, a study has found.
Cars are traditionally one of the most expensive purchases to make, with motorists typically spending around £3,000 on their first set of wheels.
Choosing the wrong vehicle can be costly as well as dangerous – but 63 per cent of new drivers failed to research their purchase properly or carry out relevant checks.
Seven in 10 admitted they didn’t really know what they were looking for when buying their first car while 40 per cent didn’t even test-drive the vehicle.
As a result, the study, commissioned by Parkers.co.uk, found 49 per cent of the 1,000 first-time car buyers polled regretted their purchase.