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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Trusted Dealers has decided to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the cars mum used to drive.
As a child, most of us will have memories of the car’s our mums drove, and whether it was the dreadful colour, the uncomfortable seats or just the way the motor used to sound, those cars will hold fond memories.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, HPI has taken a look at some of the cars motorists warmly remember from the days of mum’s taxi service, and with the average age of most respondent being 40-something, it’s no surprise there has been some great results.
The MINI Cooper, the small iconic car of the 60s tops the poll, with 9.4 per cent of motorists remembering this as the car their mum used to drive – not only was the MINI a highly fashionable car, it was also fun to drive, economical and large enough to squeeze the kids in, making it a perfect choice for the average household.
The Ford Fiesta, introduced in the UK in 1972 came in second place with 6.6 per cent of the vote, this was followed by the Ford Cortina with 4.7 per cent. It is interesting that out of those surveyed, 54 per cent of respondents admitted they were a one car family when they were a child, so it remains to be seen if the family car was actually mum or dad’s choice.
Shane Teskey, Consumer Services Manager for HPI said: “We all remember and shudder when we think of the boxy brown and orange eyesores our mums drove us to school in, in the 60s, 70s and 80s, but they hold some great memories.
“It’s no surprise that the stylish MINI tops our list, but there are some more unusual entries. The stately Buick Regal, sporty Reliant Scimitar and quintessentially British Morris Minor all made an appearance for the school run in bygone years.”
In fourth place was a tie between the Ford Sierra and Vauxhall Cavalier, which had a 20 year production run and was one of Britain’s favourite cars. And in fifth place was another draw between the VW Golf, Ford Escort xr3i, Toyota Corolla, Ford Capri and Austin Allegro.
To celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, why not take a trip down memory lane and tell us about your favourite car that mum drove and why it hold special memories for you even today.
From all of the team at Trusted Dealers we’d like to wish all of the mums a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!