We British are a nation in love with our cars. There are more cars per head of population in Britain than in any of our European neighbours. Yet, it seems the spark of love is beginning to fade. According to a recent survey, carried out by pollsters GfK NOP, the honeymoon is over. They found that 30 percent of men and 20 percent of women now resent their cars.
This is the latest manifestation of the worsening economic situation. Increased fuel costs and road tax have caused many of us to fall out of love with our cars. However, even more of us (39 percent) are disquieted by the environmental damage caused by our vehicles. This has resulted in a growth in sales of smaller cars, and an increase in the popularity of environmentally friendly, and economical, tyres.