Did you know that when it comes to buying a car, location is imperative? A recent study, conducted by ATS Euromaster, revealed that dealerships based in towns like Kilwinning, Kilmarnock and Prestwick, Gloucester and Wellingborough are the cheapest towns to buy a car. To put this in perspective, a 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport will set you back less than £20,000 in Kilwinning, while the same car with the same mileage is £3,200 more expensive closer to London. If you’re looking to save your pennies, avoid purchasing a car in Chelmsford, Orgreave, Chatham, Winsford or Acton, these are considered the most expensive locations for used cars.
Although buying a used car is more cost effective than buying brand new, second-hand cars can present some problems, significantly being the number of miles on the car. The more miles on the clock, the harder the car has had to work. If you’re buying in Walton, Peterborough, Sheffield, Bristol or Heaton Chapel, watch out as cars from these areas have typically driven the greatest number of miles.
This study also found shocking statistics on the number of used electric cars. Considering earlier this week the new laws in the UK regarding the ban of sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles from 2035, you’d expect the used car market to have more than 0.2% electric cars. 54% of the used car market is made up of diesel cars, with 44% Petrol, 1.5% Hybrid and only 0.2% Electric.
ATS Euromaster have created an snapshot to help buy buyers understand the used car market.
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