Record Rise in Used Car Sales

by admin on August 31, 2016

Theshutterstock_299485670 UK used car market is stronger than ever, steady growth has led to a record number of used cars sales in the first half of this year. Throughout the UK more than 4 million used cars have been bought and sold in the first half of 2016 alone, that’s 300,000 more than in the same period of 2015. In total it equates to a 7.9% growth in the used car market. The rest of the year should see a continuation in this fantastic growth of the used car market.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) calculated that the busiest month for buying and selling used cars was April, following the plate change in March, 760,000 used cars were bought in this month alone.

A recent survey has announced the most popular used cars leaving dealerships, superminis and small cars have dominated the top ten with the most popular used car being the Ford Fiesta, with more than 58,000 sales being recorded. The top ten most popular used cars also included the Fiat 500, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Golf.

The survey also revealed the most popular car colours that were purchased in the first half of this year. The colour silver was at number one, with blue and black following closely behind. Gold also made the top ten, it’s thought the recent success from the Olympics has spurred on the number of people wanting a gold car!

So, if you are looking for the most popular car in the UK we would recommend getting yourself a silver Ford Fiesta!

Buying a used car from Eddie Wright

Of course if you aren’t interested in a small car or supermini you can check out our full range of used cars on our site, we’re sure there is something for you. At Eddie Wright you can be assured that you will get the highest quality used car. Whether you’re looking for the extremely popular Ford Fiesta or something a little different you can be confident to come to us for your next used vehicle. If you have any questions about the cars we have on our website then don’t hesitate to contact our team who will be more than happy to assist you.


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