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Expert: Russians need to save an average of 4-5 years to buy a car

MOSCOW, June 3 – RIA Novosti. Buying a new car from the Russians takes an average of 4-5 years: people with a salary of 100-200 thousand rubles save fastest and slower – with a salary of about 100 thousand, Said Zaliev Holding, founder of the investment transport company GTK, told RIA Novosti .

“The level of income directly affects the choice of car brand. For example, buyers with an income of 55,000 rubles prefer Lada Granta, Lada Niva. And on average they need to save about 4.5 years for a car.” Based on a survey of the company’s 1760 customers for new vehicle purchase requests in May 2023.

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Residents of the Russian Federation with an income of about 100 thousand rubles choose more expensive models and rich equipment: for example, Lada Vesta or Moskvich 3. In the basic configuration, they need to accumulate 5 years for such cars. Buyers with an income of 100-200 thousand rubles prefer Chinese SUVs and crossovers worth from 1.8 to 2.5 million rubles. “They can save money for a car from the salon in an average of 4 years,” Zaliev said. said.

At the same time, Russians often do not have enough money to buy a new car. This year, compared to last year, this figure increased by a quarter to 1.5 million rubles. “Recall that the average cost of a new car is currently 2.4-2.5 million rubles. Therefore, the Russians lack about 63% of the cost of the car. A year ago – 58%,” said the expert.

Most of those who do not have enough money (70%) take out loans, 15% borrow from relatives or friends, one in ten installments and only 5% aim to save money to buy a new car, Zaliev concluded.

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