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Economy affects how people choose cars and drive them

A record sum of £35.7bn was spent on second hand cars in 2011, according to figures from British Car Auctions.

Green Flag also has research out that suggests people are driving more economically by cutting back on journeys and avoiding heavy acceleration and sudden breaking.

5 liveBreakfast asked Chas Hallet, editor-in-chief of WhatCar? how he would explain the change in priorities for UK drivers.

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  • 24 Aug 2012
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