Observe, enlighten and decipher the evolution
of consumption patterns in France and abroad
Section 1 - I (still) love my car

Summing up

1 minute de lecture


8 out of 10 people are attached to their car
4 out of 10 believe that cars are an essential form of transport, first and foremost.
6 out of 10 want to keep their car because of the freedom it gives them.
9 out of 10 believe that the ideal car exists.
6 out of 10 are prepared to do without a car.


  • Millennials and urban dwellers are more attached to their car than their elders.
  • In terms of motorization rates, a geographical divide remains between the “emerging” countries and the other countries surveyed.
  • Cars are essentially “practical” in the eyes of seniors and rural people, and synonymous with “pleasure” according to millennials.
  • Public transport is a serious competitor for cars in the opinion of young people and urbanites.
Sub-section 5
Giving up on owning a car
But while the ideal car does appear to exist in the eyes of motorists, they no longer feel it is essential to own one, at least in certain circumstances (Fig. 11 and 12). 6 out of 10 respondents hold
Sub-section 7
Protecting the environment: rising awareness and condemnation
Behind the general feeling that cars are well loved and that motorists are very attached to them, there are both generational and geographical divides that temper this idealized image. Economic and en