My Car Check reveals 10 cars most likely to have been written-off

Analysis of My Car Check data for the first half of 2016 has revealed the UK used cars most likely to have been written-off. Nearly a quarter (23.67 per cent) of all searches returned a write-off warning, with the riskiest models being the Peugeot 208 Active and the Ford Fiesta Edge 60.

10 most likely to have been written off

  1. Peugeot 208 Active (48.65 per cent)
  2. Ford Fiesta Edge 60 (48.57 per cent)
  3. Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition (40.60 per cent)
  4. Honda Civic Es I-vtec (40.00 per cent)
  5. BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics (38.89 per cent)
  6. Nissan Note Acenta (38.71 per cent)
  7. Ford Fiesta Edge (38.46 per cent)
  8. Nissan Micra S Auto (37.84 per cent)
  9. Vauxhall Corsa Sri (37.74 per cent)
  10. Vauxhall Corsa Sxi Ac (37.74 per cent)

Source: (models with minimum 30 checks between 1 January and 30 June 2016)

Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said: “Any previously written-off vehicle must be viewed with caution, especially when inspecting the quality of repairs. The implications of being involved in a further accident in a car which has not been properly repaired don’t bear thinking about.

Even leaving the safety aspect aside, previous write-offs should generally cost a lot less than a like-for-like non-accident damaged vehicle. In a survey a couple of years ago, 79 per cent of My Car Check customers said they wouldn’t buy one. The flipside is that some buyers are happy to look at category C or D write-offs and use the data to push for a price reduction.

”With information from the police, DVLA, insurers and finance houses, My Car Check holds comprehensive data on every vehicle on UK roads – things that buyers should be aware of before making an offer.

CDL Vehicle Information Services, which owns My Car Check, performs over a million look-ups a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover, Tesco and WhatCar?.


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