Tuesday, May 06, 2014

People and Their Cars [Infographic]

Over the past century, cars have emerged as a very popular pastime, in addition to their purpose of getting from point A to point B. Somewhat naturally, since people invest so much of their money and time in cars, car owners develop an attachment to their vehicles, going so far as to even name them.

The relationship between a car and a car owner is interesting in many ways: 4 out of 10 Americans claim their car has a unique personality. Many of them even consider their car as part of their family. To the most extreme, there are even hundreds of people who allege to have a romantic relationship with their car.

People spend an average of 600 hours per year in their car. Even though 38 hours of that time is spent stuck in traffic, the ones in love with their vehicles likely do not mind, even if that time in traffic costs an extra $818 in gas each year. In 2009, Americans spent $164 billion on car parts and services, a whopping 14.5% of their total spending.

Check out the rest of the People and Their Cars Infographic below to learn more about the ways we interact with our vehicles:

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People and Their Cars Infographic
This graphic was created by CJ Pony Parts

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