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Major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” for used car sector announced

A major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” facing the used car and van sectors has been announced by The Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and preparation of 1.5 million used vehicles every year. Sponsored by Manheim and taking place at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on

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Vauxhall Corsa is fastest selling car in May

The Vauxhall Corsa was the fastest-selling car in May, taking just 12 days to find a buyer. The car was also the quickest to sell in the North East and it ranked in the top 10 cars to find buyers in the shortest amount of time in seven other regions. Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader retailer

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Kia Sportage was UK’s fastest selling used car in March – Auto Trader

The 2015 Kia Sportage petrol, with manual transmission, took a just 13 days to sell in March 2016. > Fastest selling used cars: regional analysis (xls) The second fastest selling car, the 2013 model year Kia Sportage manual, took just 18 days from going on a dealer’s stock list to finding a new home with a

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Emissions’ scandal hasn’t dented consumers’ enthusiasm for VW says Auto Trader

A strong mix of Volkswagen product in Auto Trader’s latest assessment of the fastest selling used cars reveals the emissions’ scandal hasn’t dented consumers’ enthusiasm for its cars. The Volkswagen Passat saloon was the fastest selling used car in February, selling in an average 19 days. The estate version was the eighth fastest. Both are

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NFDA urges dealers to offer more price comparison tools online

The National Franchised Dealers Associaiton (NFDA) is urging dealers to provide more online price comparison tools to help consumers in their car buying decisions. It was responding to an Auto Trader survey out yesterday which found that consumers are turning their backs on haggling and paying the asking price when they visit dealerships. “The NFDA

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Auto Trader report uncovers the end of ‘awkward haggling’

Auto Trader’s biannual market report has highlighted “the death of haggling” as a key characteristic of the changing automotive market over the past 12 months. Of the 5,000 motorists surveyed for the report 56% admitted that they had paid the asking price or more (with add-ons) for a new or used car in 2015 – a

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Auto Trader names fastest selling used cars in January

Auto Trader has named the fastest selling used cars in January. The Vauxhall Astra estate and Insignia hatchback were the fastest sellers leaving forecourts in just 25 and 26 days respectively. The 2015 fastest selling car of the year, the Ford Fiesta, dropped out of the national top 10 this month but featured in nearly

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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 4×4 sales on the rise as winter approaches, according to Auto Trader

THE market for used four-wheel drive vehicles is rising, reflecting both the onset of winter and the growth of the industry as a whole, according to Auto Trader. Statistics published by the DVLA showed an increase in used car transactions, to the tune of three per cent year-on-year during the July to September period for 2015. Year to

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Unrealistic part-ex values set to hit September trade-ins

Auto Trader warned that nearly one in five trade-in deals during September could fail as a result of breakdowns in part-exchange negotiations between dealers and customers. The warning comes as the online classified giant predicted it would generate 1.2 million used car valuations over the course of the 65 plate-change month and repeated its prediction

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Auto Trader reveals July’s fastest selling used cars

Auto Trader figures for July reveal that petrol versions of the 2012 BMW 1 Series with automatic transmissions were the quickest sellers nationally, taking an average of 17 days to turn. Overall, models in the national top 10 sold in around 20 days. This was the same as in June, however their average price rose

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Used cars in June take 55 days to shift off forecourts

The average used car on forecourts took 55 days to sell in June, according to Auto Trader figures. The online classified group also published data for the top 10 fastest selling cars in June which took on average 20.7 days to sell. This was better than the performance in May when cars in the top

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