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DRIVETIME: MOTORING: Women on a power trip.

WOMEN are choosing more powerful, better-equipped and more expensive cars than men.

According to a survey by Godfrey Davis Contract Hire, women are choosing bigger cars with 42 per cent of those surveyed saying that their current car has a larger engine size than their previous one.

Only 30 per cent of men said the same.

When it comes to the environment, it appears that women are not necessarily the more caring, environmentally conscious sex - 64 per cent of women have petrol cars.

Only 46 per cent drive diesel models.

The survey also shows that women are more likely to spice up their driving with a sports car or coupe with 18 per cent of female respondents driving a sports car compared to just 10 per cent of men.

In fact, it's men who are more likely to have the family in mind as they opt for saloons (36 per cent) while women opt for sporty hatchbacks (41 per cent).

More women than men also think that the speed limit on motorways should be unlimited.

Yet 84 per cent of all drivers questioned believe that speed limits close to schools should be reduced to less than 30 mph
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 27, 2004
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