Glass’s names fastest-selling used cars

The fastest selling used cars in different parts of the country have been named by Glass’s, publishers of the motor trade bible, Glass’s Guide. The results, covering the last month of sales, give a fascinating insight into the priorities of different buyers in different parts of the country, said Rupert Pontin, Glass’s Head of Valuations.

Nationally, the overall bestseller is the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, taking 27.2 days to sell at a price of £6,327 and an average of 40.5 months old.

“It is interesting to contrast the North East, for example, where the value and dependability of a decade old Land Rover Freelander takes precedent with the three year old BMW X1 that leads the table in the South West, which is a much more style conscious purchase.

“Similarly, buyers in Wales clearly like the Hyundai iX35, which is towards the hardier end of the soft roader spectrum, while the sheer practicality of a Citroen C4 Picasso rules in the Midlands.”

Pontin added that the speed of sale and price paid across the country was also a fascinating indicator of priorities for different buyers.

“The 14.3 days to sale for a SEAT Ibiza shows that there is exceptionally strong demand for that car in Northern Ireland, for example, showing an eye for value.”

Region Model Days to sell Average selling price Average age
Midlands Citroen C4 Picasso 23.7 £9,527 23.7 months
North East Land Rover Freelander 24.0 £3,357 134.2 months
North West Volvo V60 22.8 £15,485 32.4 months
Northern Ireland SEAT Ibiza 14.3 £8,252 27.7 months
Scotland Volvo V40 14.8 £14,967 21.4 months
South East Vauxhall Antara 18.8 £11,269 42.6 months
South West BMW X1 16.4 £15,808 36.3 months
Wales Hyundai iX35 16.6 £14,568 24.0 months

Source: Glass’s

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