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Audi a clear favourite among the unfaithful

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Do you drive an Audi? A Benz? A Volkswagen?

You do? Hmm … how does your spouse feel about that?

A new poll by the popular U.K. website Illicit Encounters, which caters to married people who cheat on their spouse, reveals that a massive 22.21 percent of their users drive Audis.

In a follow up to last year’s poll, BMW drivers have slipped into second place, Carbuzz  reports.

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And while this is hardly the most empirical evidence in existence, it does suggest a certain psychological bent, Illicit Encounters spokesman Mike Taylor said on the company’s blog.

“Cars can reveal a lot about their owners,” Taylor said. “All the cars in the top 5 represent our members; they are typically successful, motivated, high achievers who are less likely to settle for something they find unsatisfying, be it a car or a relationship. Car manufacturers know this and Mercedes even famously used infidelity to advertise their cars with the banned ‘Not In This Weather’ advert.”

It seems German manufacturers are the most favoured by Illicit Encounters members with Mercedes Benz coming in third in the study of the dating site’s 800,000 members,
while the exception Volvo (Swedish) came forth and Volkswagen
finished the top 5.

The car brands with the fewest number of adulterers were French (Peugeot and Renault).

The website’s poll also found that 72 per cent  of Illicit Encounters members were likely to change cars within three years to refresh to a newer brand or model. Make of that what you will.

With files from Carbuzz

  • Audi a clear favourite among the unfaithful Ruling "Miss Tuning" Frizzi Arnold pets an ABT Audi R8 GTR car to promote the Tuning World Bodensee fair on May 8, 2013 in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany. The international exhibition for car tuning, lifestyle and club-scene is running from May 9 to 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FELIX KAESTLE / GERMANY OUTFELIX KAESTLE/AFP/Getty Images

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