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Winter fails to dampen soft-top desires

DRIVERS pay little or no attention to winter weather in either their car buying or motoring habits, a survey by internet-based car retailer Jamjar Cars has found.

The study assessed the winter driving habits of 2,000 car buyers across the UK and found that only 2.1% of motorists carry all the basic tools recommended for safe winter driving, including a de-icer or scraper, first aid kit, shovel, blanket and emergency food such as chocolate.

In addition, only 30% of motorists check their screen wash, tyre tread, water level, battery charge and wipers prior to driving in the cold months.

The onslaught of winter has also not dampened car buyers' enthusiasm for convertibles. Jamjar Cars' own customer analysis found that the MGTF is the most popular car on its website, with 3,000 people searching for it over the last three months alone.

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