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UK’s Top 10 most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta in white - the nation's favouite

New car sales may have dipped in 2019, but the latest official figures reveal that the used car market is buoyant. A total of 7.9 million second-hand cars change hands last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and there are no prizes for guessing which …

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UK’s most and least reliable used cars

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris has been named as the country’s best secondhand purchase in the latest What Car? reliability survey. More than 18,000 owners rated their vehicles, aged between four and 10 years, and Japanese models dominated the reliability rankings. The Toyota Yaris had a 99.1% reliability rating. Only 9% of …

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Half of used vehicles ‘have a hidden history’

Used car lot

New research suggests that more than half (52%) of second-hand vehicles checked have a hidden history that could lead to problems for new owners. A sample of RAC Vehicle History Checks covering more than 32,000 separate used cars for sale in the UK flagged up a multitude of possible issues …

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UK’s most popular used cars revealed

Used car lot

Nearly eight million used cars changed hands in 2018 with the Ford Fiesta topping the sales charts. A total of 7.9 million used car sales were completed, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – a slight drop of 2.1% year-on-year. The SMMT said that 167,980 fewer …

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Ford Fiesta is top of the pops for used cars too

Ford Fiesta

New research has revealed that the Ford Fiesta isn’t just the best-selling new car in the UK – it also heads the list of favourite used cars over the last three years. According to a study into secondhand buying trends by AA Cars, the AA’s used car website, the Fiesta …

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One in three used cars has a hidden past

Used car lot

Hundreds of thousands of cars on UK roads could potentially have a chequered history – and most drivers are unaware of their vehicle’s unknown past. That’s according to used vehicle database Cazana.com which has revealed an alarming one in three used cars in the UK is missing important details about …

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Drivers gambling on unchecked used cars

Privately owned used cars

Just 10% of second-hand car buyers bother to check a vehicle’s history before purchasing, according to new research. Vehicle history data from the RAC Car Passport service reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life. …

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Introduction To Used Car Warranties

It’s arguable that buying a used-car is a lot more stressful than a brand new one, despite the several thousands less you may be spending. With a new car, you know – or at least you expect – that everything is in working order and you know your new vehicle …

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