Does Your Used Car Come With Royal Seal Of Approval?

Thu 31st Oct 2019

New research has revealed which celebrities would be trusted the most to endorse a car and the Royal Family might have a career in second hand car sales ahead of them.

While Prince Philip seems to be content with scrapping cars, following his well publicised smash earlier this year, a study from Car Gurus has found that the British public would look to the Royal Family to give them good advice on a used car purchase.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Queen all made the top ten list of most trustworthy celebrities.

The study of more than 2,000 vehicles owners found that David Attenborough was the No.1 most trusted celeb for used car advice - a strange choice perhaps considering the presenter has never passed a driving test and seemingly would prefer that we find greener methods of transport.

David Beckham, Judi Dench and Ed Sheeran are all seen as trusted celebrities, and though no politicians make the top ten, there’s a boost for Boris Johnson ahead of the General Election as he polled one place ahead of Jeremy Corbyn in 11th place.

“Whether car-buying advice comes from a celebrity endorsement, a friend, or a helpful member of staff at a car dealership, CarGurus research consistently highlights that trust and transparency are hugely important factors in the decision-making process,” said Chris Knapman, editor of CarGurus. “We use technology to help provide this trust and transparency to consumers, whether it’s through the use of pricing data, dealer reviews or our ever-expanding library of buying guides and videos.”


Most trusted celebrities to get a good used car deal

  1. David Attenborough

  2. Prince William and Kate Middleton

  3. The Queen

  4. David Beckham

  5. Judi Dench

  6. Ed Sheeran

  7. Holly Willoughby

  8. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

  9. Adele

  10. Mary Berry

  11. Boris Johnson

  12. Jeremy Corbyn

  13. Nigel Farage

  14. Stormzy

  15. Victoria Beckham