They Cheated Emissions, Now Their Drivers Cheat Too – VW: The Car of the Adulterer!


They Cheated Emissions, Now Their Drivers Cheat Too – VW: The Car of the Adulterer!

  • 22% of affair-seeking men and 18% of affair-seeking women in the UK drive Volkswagens
  • English men and women prefer VWs, while Scottish men and women prefer Audis and Volkswagens respectively
  • Men think that an expensive car will impress their date, while women aren’t as concerned
  • The car you drive can reflect your personality and status, hence the popularity of luxurious saloons
  • The research comes from the UK’s leading extramarital dating website,

Volkswagens are the most commonly driven cars among affair-seekers in the UK, new research has found.

Volkswagen received 22% of the male vote and 18% of the female vote.

In fact, the Germans were dominant, with Mercedes and Audi coming in 2nd and 3rd in the male vote (19% and 14% respectively), and Audi and BMW coming in 2nd and 3rd for women (14% and 12%).

The research also found that VWs were the most popular cars for both men and women in England, while Scottish men opted for Audis, and Scottish women for Volkswagens.

The results come from the UK’s leading dating website for married people,, who surveyed 1000 of their members.

Spokesperson Christian Grant explains: “It’s a match made in heaven. VW recently became infamous for cheating emissions tests, and it turns out the people who drive their cars aren’t averse to a bit of cheating themselves – it’s all very fitting. VW is no longer the car of the people, but the car of the adulterer!”

Of the top 5 most popular makes, the most popular models were the Volkswagen Scirocco, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Jaguar XKR for the men, while women preferred the VW Golf GTE, Audi Q4, BMW 1 Series, Ford Ka and Mini Cooper.

The research also found that nearly two thirds of men (61%) felt that having a luxurious car would impress their date, while only 25% of women cared about their dates’ choice of car.

“A car is a statement; your wealth, job status, intelligence – you can gauge a lot about a person just by the car that they drive, so it’s hardly surprising to see that a lot of our members are driving expensive German makes,” says Grant.

The least popular car makes for affair-seeking men were Skoda, Nissan and Fiat, with 0.5%, 0.8% and 1.4% of the vote respectively. Meanwhile, Hyundai, Skoda and Toyota were the least popular cars for women, with 0.4%, 0.9% and 1.6 % of the vote.

The Skoda Fabia, Nissan Micra, Fiat Panda, Seat Mii and Kia Soul were the least popular makes for the men, while the Hyundai i10, Skoda Fabia, Toyota Prius, Smart fortwo and Vauxhall Astra were the least popular makes for women.

“We can’t all drive nice cars,” says Grant. “But on the plus side, if you do find yourself driving a Skoda, at least your partner won’t suspect you of cheating.”
The results are as follows:
Most Popular Cars Driven by Affair-Seeking Men

1. VW 22.22%

2. Mercedes 18.71%

3. Audi 14.33%

4. BMW 10.81%

5. Jaguar 6.2%


Most Popular Cars Driven by Affair-Seeking Women

1. VW 18.15%

2. Audi 14.46%

3. BMW 12.17%

4. Ford 9.3%

5. Mini 5.1%


Least Popular Cars Driven by Affair-Seeking Men

1. Skoda 0.5%

2. Nissan 0.8%

3. Fiat 1.4%

4. Seat 1.8%

5. Kia 2.2%


Least Popular Cars Driven by Affair-Seeking Women

1. Hyundai 0.4%

2. Skoda 0.9%

3. Toyota 1.6%

4. Smart 2%

5. Vauxhall 2.55%

NOTES TO EDITOR is the UK’s leading and longest running dating site for married people. With over 1,000,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

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