September brings used car market return – My Car Check
Analysing the car market following the introduction of the 66 plate, head of valuation services at My Car Check, Gavin Amos says that the used car market has improved, while 4×4 sales remains strong.
“The used market picked up throughout September with many dealers and traders reporting strong enquiry levels. For main agents, attention has switched back to used cars following the introduction of the new 66 plate. With winter approaching, will we see a surge in 4×4 sales activity as we have in recent years? We think yes, but maybe not to the same extent as three years ago when prolonged severe weather boosted sales and values. Last year, many dealers who gambled and stocked up in preparation for a 4×4 boom had their fingers burnt by a mild winter.”
Amos also revealed the company’s used car of the month: BMW 335d M Sport Touring E91. “The BMW 335d M Sport Touring makes perfect sense for those looking for practicality combined with effortless power. The smooth automatic transmission makes use of every ounce of the huge power and torque available. Combine that with a more than capable chassis and you have a package capable of satisfying drivers of all abilities. While used values are strong, the E91 models, produced until 2013, are now surprisingly affordable. High mileage shouldn’t be an issue particularly if the car has full BMW main dealer history.”