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Scotland sells used cars faster than anywhere else in the UK

motor1 logo motor1 18/04/2019 Dominik Wilde
a car parked in a parking lot: Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback © Motor1.com UK Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback

The Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes A Class were the most popular models.

Used cars in Scotland sell almost a week faster than anywhere else in the UK on average according to CarGurus.

The data from the online automotive marketplace showed that cars spend just 25 days on dealer forecourts in Scotland compared with to the average of 31 days across the UK. The data also showed that used cars in Scotland sold 10 days faster compared with to those in Wales, on average.

Fastest selling UK regions for used cars

 

Region

Average no. of days listed on CarGurus.co.uk

1. Scotland

25 days

2. West Midlands

29 days

3. East Midlands

30 days

4. North East England

30 days

5. Northern Ireland

31 days

6. North West England

31 days

7. Greater London

31 days

8. Yorkshire and the Humber

32 days

9. South East England

33 days

10. South West England

33 days

11. East of England

34 days

12. Wales

35 days

  a car parked in front of a building: 2017 Mercedes-Benz A Class © Motor1.com UK 2017 Mercedes-Benz A Class

In Scotland the Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes A-Class were shown to be the fastest-selling used cars. They spent an average of just 17 days on forecourts before being sold.

In England, the Midlands laid claim to the second and third fastest areas for selling used cars. In the West Midlands, the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Ka were most popular models, taking an average of just 22 days to find a new home. In the East Midlands the Ford Mondeo and BMW 4 Series were the most popular choices, selling in 23 days.

Gallery: Smart used cars for not much cash [Auto Car]

Fastest selling used car models by UK region

Region

Fastest selling model(s)

Average no. of days listed on CarGurus.co.uk

1. Scotland

Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes-Benz A-Class

17 days

2. North West England

Vauxhall Zafira

19 days

3. South West England

Vauxhall Zafira

20 days

4. South East England

Vauxhall Zafira

22 days

5. West Midlands

Volkswagen Polo and Ford Ka

22 days

6. East Midlands

Ford Mondeo and BMW 4 Series

23 days

7. East of England

Vauxhall Zafira

23 days

8. Greater London

BMW 1 Series

23 days

9. North East England

Vauxhall Insignia

23 days

10. Yorkshire and the Humber

Seat Ibiza and Mercedes-Benz A-Class

25 days

11. Northern Ireland

Nissan Qashqai

26 days

12. Wales

BMW 1 Series

29 days

“When shopping for a car in Scotland, buyers should be aware that cars are selling more quickly than average for the UK, particularly the most popular used models. Doing research ahead of a visit to the forecourt should allow the consumer to make an informed decision more readily,” said Chris Knapman, Editor at CarGurus.

“When acting quickly, trust and transparency are key. This is where our pioneering technology and tools come in, allowing car buyers to easily see which vehicles represent the best deals from top-rated dealers in their search area.”

Gallery: The used cars better than new ones [Auto Car]


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