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Around 720,000 motorists failed to test drive used car purchases in 2015

Almost a quarter of a million used car buyers may have made their purchase without taking a test drive in their chosen vehicle, research by webuyanycar.com has revealed. Its survey of 1,000 car owners revealed that over 10% of buyers had parted with their cash without driving the car – or even starting the engine

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Ford’s Fiesta tops Auto Trader’s fastest selling used cars of 2015

Ford’s Fiesta hatchback emerged as the UK’s fastest selling used car as Auto Trader released details of the 10 vehicles which found new owners most quickly during 2015. Normally released on a monthly basis, Auto Traders figures for the whole of 2015 have been broken down by region and the Fiesta came out on top

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Used car market ‘most stable for a decade’ in 2015, claims Autorola

Online remarketing specialist Autorola UK believes dealers experienced the most stable used car market for a decade during 2015. Average prices fluctuated by just £201 between January and September for Autorola customers – at £8,641 in Q1, £8,842 in Q2 and £8,838 in Q3 – with the average age and mileage of used cars also remaining

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Used market ‘coped well’ with plate-change bonanza in 2015

The used car market in 2015 coped well with the huge influx of part exchange vehicles following the plate changes in March and September. That’s the view of online remarketing portal Autorola which said that used car values in the first nine months of the year were remarkably consistent. It said values in 2015 was

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