High Performance cars lead OneSwoop "Most Wanted" Thursday 14 December 2000 PDF Print -OneSwoop's November figures show 'cars for the boys' leading Internet sales with the Volkswagen Golf featuring seven times in the top twenty- Hot hatchbacks, turbo charged coupes and cabriolets are the most desired cars on the Internet, according to the latest intent to purchase figures from OneSwoop (www.oneswoop.com), the UK's leading online car retailer. OneSwoop's data shows that young professionals are increasingly cruising the Internet from the convenience of the office, taking advantage of the time saving, as well as price savings, offered by e-tailers such as OneSwoop. OneSwoop's "Most Wanted" shows an almost complete domination by German models, with the highly acclaimed Volkswagen Golf 1.9 GT TDI PD 5 door topping the list of most desired models, accounting for 9 per cent of demand. The self-proclaimed "people's car" proved very desirable, with the 1.9 GT TDI PD 3 door, 1.6 SE, 1.9 SE TDI, 1.8T GTI and 2.8 V6 4MOTION Golf models all featuring amongst the most requested vehicles. Other popular models included coupes, such as the fashionable Audi TT Coupe (8 per cent) and convertibles like the BMW 330Ci cabriolet (3 per cent) and the BMW 320Ci cabriolet (2 per cent). Also in demand were sports utility vehicles and people movers, with the Toyota RAV4 VX and Ford's Galaxy also featuring in the list. Tom Buehlmann, marketing director, OneSwoop, said, "Our latest figures, show a five times increase from the end of October in the number of purchase requests and highlight the popularity of upmarket models. These figures confirm OneSwoop's belief that the online car buyer is different from the offline customer - being predominantly young, well-educated, affluent males. The Golf's sporty diesel models are proving very popular, with customers attracted to the tremendous price saving of up to 22 per cent off the manufacturer's list price. We have also seen customers take advantage of delivery times of as little as 4 weeks on some sought after models such as the Golf GTI available through the OneSwoop 'Now' service." "What we are seeing in recent weeks is customers using the cost advantage to trade up to a higher specification, rather than buying the more basic models and pocketing the savings. This is typical of a growing number of commercially aware customers looking towards the Internet to maximise value, rather than purely seeking cost savings. Customers have been encouraged by our recently launched Custom service - a new option allowing buyers to customise their desired car to their exact requirements - increasing the demand we are experiencing for higher specification models at basic model prices." And the least desired cars? They'll be the Daewoos. About OneSwoop.com: Launched in March 2000, OneSwoop.com is the leading pan-European online car retailer offering three easy ways to buy a car - OneSwoop Now, OneSwoop Custom and OneSwoop Express. The company specialises in a no haggle, no hassle service - delivering both custom and pre-configured cars directly to customers at up to 25 per cent off UK retail prices in as little as three weeks. OneSwoop.com is backed by a number of prestigious financial and strategic investors from Europe and the US, including BP, Credit Suisse and Atlas Venture. It numbers amongst its partners such respected organisations as Fortis Bank, Marks & Spencer, SGS and Transcars (STVA). OneSwoop.com's "Most Wanted" Cars in November 2000 1. Volkswagen Golf 1.9 GT TDI PD (5 door) 2. Audi TT Coupe 1.8 T Quattro (225 bhp) 3. Volkswagen Golf 1.9 GT TDI PD (3 door) 4. Volkswagen Golf 1.6 SE 5. BMW 330Ci cabriolet 6. Volkswagen Golf 1.9 SE TDI 7. Volkswagen Golf 1.8T GTI 8. BMW 318i SE saloon 9. BMW 330Ci coupe 10. Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 11. Mercedes C180 Classic 12. Mercedes C200K Elegance 13. Saab 9-3 SE 2.2 TID 14. Toyota Rav4 VX 15. Volkwagen Beetle 1.6 16. Ford Galaxy Ghia 1.9 TDI Auto 115 MPV 17. BMW 320Ci Cabriolet 18. Land Rover Discovery ES TD5 19. Volkswagen Golf 1.6 S. 20. Volkswagen Golf 2.8 V6 4Motion For further info: Matt Ward/Lena Ahmed Brodeur Worldwide Tel: 01753 790 700 Email: email@example.com Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Leek OneSwoop.com Ltd Tel: 020 8222 0800 Fax: 020 8222 0888 Email: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.