Car Confessions Survey Infographic Sheds Light on Driver Habits

Ever wonder how your car ownership experience compared to others? Our sister site did. The consumer-oriented site recently polled over 1000 people regarding what age they got their first car, whether they named their car or not, and more.

According to’s Car Confessions, the most common age for most people to get their first car was 16. Survey respondents’ next most common age to get their first set of wheels was 15 years old. also asked its respondents if they named their cars. According to the results, 61 percent did — with some of the more interesting names being “Tow Bait,” “The Dent Mobile,” and “Son of a B****.”

Also of interest are’s survey findings regarding seatbelt usage. Of the more than 1000 respondents, 92 percent said they always or usually buckle their seatbelt. In addition, 80 percent of parents expect their children to use a seatbelt, while 75 percent of drivers without kids expect their passengers to strap in.

Check out the full Car Confession infographic for yourself below. How old were you when you got your first car? Do you name your cars? Let us know in the comments below.

Car Confessions Graphic by … cars, simplified