What Car Should The Love Island Winners Buy?

The love island winners have a tough decision to make. They can either spend their £50,000 prize on a fancy new car or save it for a rainy day. If they choose to buy a car, they need to decide which one is right for them. Here are some factors we would consider if we had 50k to spend...

  1. How long do we want the car to last?
  2. How much money do we want to spend on fuel or do we want to go electric?
  3. What kind of features do we want in our car?
  4. What can we afford on our budget?
  5. Do we want a new or used car?
  6. Are we looking for a specific type of car?

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, a Turkish actor from Essex, 27, and Italian business owner, Davide Sanclimenti, also 27, arrived in the Love Island villa early on in the series as bombshell contestants and won over viewers with their fiery but passionate relationship. The pair beat Gemma Owen and Luca Bish in the final two, while Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope came in third and Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page placed fourth.

So let's meet the winners...


After portraying the role of Isil in the Turkish soap opera Kuzey Yıldızı İlk Aşk in 2020 - she was cast as a contestant on the eighth series of Love Island. As for her Love Island experience, she did give away why she was entering the villa, explaining she's after a "serious relationship".

She said: "I’m looking for that real genuine spark and they just see me as me."



Davide Sanclimenti is a 27-year-old business owner from Rome, Italy, who lives in Manchester. Despite rarely discussing his finances and career on-air, Davide’s company "S Deluxe Shisha" provides electronic devices from "the best manufacturers in the world" and offers catering services to venues across Manchester. A mission statement on the company’s website, reads: “S Deluxe Shisha is a premium service offered in some of the most exclusive hospitality venues located in North West, England.


Our car of choice...

The new couple are head over heels with each other, and we think that the car should represent that in every way. Let's go through our questions and find the perfect car for them...

How long do we want the car to last?

As cheesy as it sounds we want the car to last as long as their relationship! But realistically a standard car only lasts around 6 years, however, it is known in the motor industry that some cars are more reliable than others. A Land Rover is more reliable than an intricate sports car for example. So for this one, we are going with the Land Rover.

How much money do you want to spend on fuel, and do you want to go electric?

With the way emissions rules change, it's only a matter of time before we are going to need hybrid/electric cars. The leaders in this field? Tesla of course. Now, because of the speed of their relationship, we have gone for Tesla's fastest model - the Model S Plaid. With a 175 MPH maximum speed, it will help Manchester-based Davide to reach his Essex-based partner Ekin.

What kind of features do we want in our car?

Celebrities of their calibre need to travel in comfort. We think it's only right that they have the best infotainment system in the game, and for us, that comes in a Rolls-Royce. Plush seating, luxurious extras, and of course a built in top-of-the-range infotainment system, what is their not to like?

What can we afford on our budget?

Our thoughts for this question was to simply use the £50,000 that they won by being champions of Love Island Summer Edition 2022. This gives us a host of options from mid-luxury SUVs to some incredibly nice sedans. Let's get into the next question...

Do we want a new or used car?

New cars can be extremely expensive, and with our mid-range budget, we aren't going to find a new car with this budget that is going to stand out as a celebrity car should. So, for us, it has to be a used car. With a valet and some polishing, it can still provide the WOW factor we need, without the price tag that a new vehicle demands.

Are we looking for a specific type of car?

I think when searching for a car, you need to keep your options open, just like Ekin did in the villa before eventually settling down with the Italian Stallion. So, we are going to say no, we are not looking for a specific type of car, just one that carries the prestige of similar celebrities, such as The Only Way is Essex cast and the Geordie Shore guys...Want to know what car Maura Higgins drives though? Check out this article!

Our verdict...

After much deliberation, we have come to the conclusion that the best car for the Love Island winners is a used Tesla Model X. It's luxurious, it has an incredible infotainment system and most importantly, it won't break the bank like a G-Wagon or similar luxury SUVs. 


The truth is though, they could have had a whole range of cars on a smaller budget than £50,000! All they need is a car financing company like Carmoola. Check out the car financing section to have all your questions answered...👍😍