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Citroen ZX drivers are the best, survey finds

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MoneySuperMarket has confirmed what we knew already: Citroen ZX drivers are the best drivers.

Research from the price comparison website reveals that drivers of Citroen’s hatchback of the 90s were the least likely to have committed a motoring offence over the past five years, making them trustworthy, enlightened and the kind of people you can ask to look after your cat when you’re on holiday.

Only one percent of ZX owners committed an offence. We suspect they were awfully embarrassed and offered a full apology.

Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the spectrum, BMW 730d drivers were the most likely to have committed a motoring offence over the same period. A shocking 21 percent of 7er drivers were caught in the act.

The data goes on to reveal that you’re more likely to commit a driving offence if you drive a posh motor, with the Porsche Panamera ranked second (20 percent), Aston Martin DB9 (20 percent), Maserati Ghibli (19 percent) and Audi A7 (18 percent).

The message is simple: if you want to stay out of trouble – and earn the trust of your friends and family – drive a Citroen ZX.

Other vehicle models to perform well in the MoneySuperMarket survey include the Perodua Kelisa (two percent convictions), Rover 416 (three percent), Ford Ka 2 (three percent) and Rover 414 (three percent). Hyacinth Bouquet, we salute you.

Additional site data reveals that drivers aged 40 to 49 and those aged 25 to 29 are the most likely (10 percent) to have committed a driving offence in the past five years, compared to just one percent of drivers aged 17 to 19, and six percent of 20 to 24 year-olds.

Where there’s a will

Citroen ZX

Parents, if a would-be boyfriend or girlfriend arrives at your door to pick up your teenage daughter or son in a Citroen ZX, invite them in for dinner and start the wedding preparations. Maybe even add them to your will.

Kevin Pratt, consumer affairs expert at MoneySuperMarket, said: “If you’re convicted of a motoring offence, such as breaking the speed limit, you’ll be fined and penalty points will be added to your licence. The more serious the offence you’ve committed, the more penalty points you’ll get and the longer the points will stay on your licence.

“When you run a quotation, you’ll be asked whether you’ve committed any driving offences or had any Fixed Penalty Notices in the last five years. If you have, insurers will take this into consideration when calculating your premium. It’s crucial to answer this question accurately and in full, because failure to disclose relevant details could leave you without insurance.

“Regardless of your conviction record, one way to cut down on your premiums is to look around online and see if you could be getting a better deal. If you haven’t switched insurer in recent years, there’s a good chance you could be in line for a substantial saving on your premium, potentially in the region of £280, so it’s worth the effort.”

Full disclosure: the author of this news item owns a Citroen ZX. He’s a trustworthy chap.

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