September 22, 2015

Beware of silver Hondas. That’s the message from Motor insurers Privileged, who this week warned the public to be on the alert from Britain’s most annoying car.

If you thought Audis and BMWs were bad [check this, ed] wait ’til you get a load of silver Hondas. Apparently they’re terrorising the nation with their outrageously ‘irksome’ road use.

A survey carried out by Privileged found that silver hondas are public enema number one across eight out of 20 of the most annoying types of on-road behaviour.

That’s right, silver Hondas (silver ones, mind, not the other colours) are worst for:

  • driving annoyingly slowly
  • undertaking (leave it to the hearses, please)
  • “pulling out” in front of other drivers (no idea what this means but it sounds rude
  • road hogging (like dogging, but worse, we think)
  • failing to indicate
  • using a mobile while driving
  • failing to “give way” (think Monty Python’s Black Knight)
  • and, last but not least, “splashing” pedestrians

Yes, BMWs and Audis have their faults (e.g. cutting corners for the former, pulling away too slowly for the latter), but actually they’re really not that bad, Privileged reveal.

So, there you go: silver Honda’s are the worst. Or are they…?

Just possibly not – because, although they score lower for many of those 20 annoying types of on road behaviour that make other road users want to force you onto the side of the road and pull out their tyre irons, there’s one other type of car that is – in moral terms, at least – even worse than silver Hondas.

And that type of car is… SEATs. Why? Because people who drive SEATs are basically a bunch of DWACs. This, of course, stands for drivers without a conscience. How do we know this? [can we stop with all these questions and answers, please? ed] (OK) Because more than 50% of SEAT drivers told Privileged’s researchers they frankly couldn’t give a flying f*rt what other drivers think.

Well, really!


ShareShare


    What our clients say about us

    Jo was friendly while still professional. She answered any questions and was patient and happy to help. Next steps and cover confirmation could have been a bit clearer. I've had calls from credit hire that I was expecting for replacement bike but they were pushing to do repairs. I was told this would be done by an approved repair. I called just after 9am to notify a claim and was told I would receive a call back within 10 to 15mins. I had to call back an hour later as no one had called back. The lady who answered, Jo, did deal with things straight away and was very helpful
    Mrs. L - North Shields