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Cheapest UK city to buy a new car revealed

Postcode lottery car buying

New research suggests that there’s as postcode lottery when it comes to buying a new car with a difference of as much as £7,000 between cities  in the UK.

Car accessory firm Ixplor decided to find out how prices changed throughout the country for two popular models – the Volkswagen Golf S (1.6) and Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DiG-T.

Pulling figures from AutoTrader, Cargurus and Carwow to see what deals they could get, the researchers found that Kingston upon Hull was the cheapest city to buy the Golf at £15,666, while Brighton was the most expensive at £22,697.

Belfast was the cheapest city to buy the Qashqai £17,128 and Oxford was the most expensive at £24,750.

But while Brighton residents could save the most by driving further to get their car, Edinburgh residents had the simplest savings.

People in Edinburgh, who jump on the M9 to Stirling, can save an astonishing £4,000 on the price of a Golf and £2,855 on a Qashqai in less than an hour.

“It’s eye-opening to uncover such a significant difference in the price of a car across the UK,” said Ixplor’s Mareike Mueller.

“The disparity in cost turns what should be an exciting new experience for families into a penny-pinching exercise.”

Most expensive cities to buy a Nissan Qashqai, according to Ixplor

Oxford 24,750.00
Derby 23,114.00
Portsmouth 22,252.00
Leicester 21,221.00
Brighton & Hove 21,177.00
Edinburgh 21,045.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 21,009.00
Carlisle 20,991.00
Cambridge 20,565.00
Nottingham 20,465.00
Wolverhampton 20,321.00
Canterbury 20,225.00
London 20,225.00
Aberdeen 20,092.00
Southampton 20,000.00
Winchester 20,000.00
Newport 19,980.00
Inverness 19,978.00
Cardiff 19,845.00
Salisbury 19,500.00
Norwich 19,497.50
Chester 19,482.00
York 19,461.00
Worcester 19,412.00
Chelmsford 19,235.00
Liverpool 19,230.00
Manchester 19,230.00
Leeds 19,230.00
Lancaster 19,230.00
Bangor 19,221.00
Peterborough 19,124.00
Preston 19,049.00
Bradford 19,024.00
Bath 19,022.00
Glasgow 19,019.00
Swansea 19,012.00
Exeter 18,994.00
Kingston upon Hull 18,726.00
Sunderland 18,675.00
Coventry 18,625.00
Bristol 18,551.00
St Albans 18,500.00
Durham 18,500.00
Hereford 18,500.00
Sheffield 18,445.00
Truro 18,429.00
Stoke-on-Trent 18,312.50
Lincoln 18,231.00
Stirling 18,190.00
Gloucester 18,124.00
Wakefield 18,052.00
Plymouth 18,015.00
Birmingham 17,495.00
Belfast 17,128.00

Most expensive cities to buy a Volkswagen Golf, according to Ixplor

Brighton & Hove 22,697.50
Portsmouth 22,651.67
Winchester 22,000.00
Oxford 21,300.00
London 20,916.26
Leeds 20,831.79
Southampton 20,083.33
Salisbury 20,083.33
Edinburgh 20,000.00
Canterbury 20,000.00
St Albans 19,500.00
Bristol 19,457.00
Leicester 19,340.00
Derby 19,333.33
Bath 19,333.33
Chelmsford 19,250.00
Lancaster 19,019.38
Manchester 19,019.38
Bradford 19,019.38
Preston 19,019.38
Carlisle 19,000.00
Durham 19,000.00
Glasgow 18,818.78
Chester 18,647.79
Stoke-on-Trent 18,647.79
Cambridge 18,500.00
Norwich 18,500.00
Peterborough 18,500.00
Liverpool 18,150.00
Bangor 18,057.00
Belfast 18,013.00
Nottingham 18,000.00
Wolverhampton 18,000.00
Sunderland 18,000.00
York 18,000.00
Wakefield 18,000.00
Hereford 18,000.00
Aberdeen 17,962.67
Inverness 17,962.67
Newport 17,666.67
Swansea 17,666.67
Worcester 17,666.67
Gloucester 17,666.67
Lincoln 17,500.00
Coventry 17,400.00
Exeter 16,750.00
Plymouth 16,750.00
Truro 16,750.00
Cardiff 16,700.00
Sheffield 16,500.00
Birmingham 16,500.00
Newcastle upon Tyne 16,000.00
Stirling 16,000.00
Kingston upon Hull 15,666.67

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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