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2013-05-03 14:05

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LONDON, England - The car you rent has nothing to do with looks or power figures, it’s all thanks to your zodiac sign according to Europcar’s latest survey.

Capricorns prefer sporty luxury in the forms of the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster while Geminis favour sleek elegance found in cars such as Mercedes C, E and S Classes.

ZODIAC FRENZY

Europcar car hire services in Europe, has looked to the stars in its latest research, which looks at the top premium rentals according to the customers’s zodiac signs. 

The company looked at data of 8000 rentals and found that normally cautious, conventional and serious Capricorns was the biggest renter of premium cars, accounting for 20% of all reservations. 

They also account for 82% of rentals of the Audi TT Coupe. It’s a similar story for the Porsche Boxster with Capricorns making 30% of bookings; the next closest renter of the performance coupe is Cancer at just 9% of rentals of this model.

CHARACTER CHOICES

Gemini, the curious, changeable and expressive star sign, also dominates the prestige rental chart, scoring 12% of all rentals.  This restless sign prefers the sleek and elegant Mercedes Benz C-Class which represented 26% of all models hired by this star sign. The Mercedes E-Class and S -Class also scored high points.

The Mini Cooper S is the favourite with artistic Librans and passionate Scorpios, whilst daring Sagittarians favour the space and practicality of the Mercedes M-Class.

It seems that no star sign can resist the pure decadence and performance of the Mercedes S-Class, with drivers born under the Virgo, Taurus, Aries, Aquarius, Cancer and Leo star signs all making it their top rental choice.

Star Sign     Percentage of Prestige Rentals
Capricorn     20%
Gemini     12%
Libra     9%
Virgo     8%
Scorpio     7%
Pisces     7%
Cancer     7%
Aquarius     6%
Aries     6%
Leo     6%
Sagittarius     6%
Taurus     6%

Prestige Favourites – by Star Sign
Star Sign Porsche Boxster MINI Cooper S Mercedes C Class Saloon
  % % %
Capricorn 31 13 12
Gemini 6 7 23
Libra 6 25 7
Virgo 8 7 9
Scorpio 6 7 7
Pisces 6 7 9
Cancer 9 7 5
Aquarius 6 5 6
Aries 4 5 5
Leo 5 5 6
Sagittarius 6 6 7
Taurus 8 8 6


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