Tag: Used car buyers

Retail ready used car stock becoming ever more in-demand in post-lockdown market, reports VRA

Retail-ready stock is becoming ever more in-demand in the post-lockdown used car market, the Vehicle Remarketing Association is reporting. VRA chair Sam Watkins explained that dealers were trying to make the process of acquiring and retailing stock as straightforward as possible at a time when the ongoing effects of the coronavirus crisis meant that key

Read More »
car mechanics

Retrofit add-ons can destroy used car values, says Glass’s

Big bore exhausts, aftermarket alloys and tinted glass put off potential buyers Retrofit add-ons like big bore exhausts, aftermarket alloys and tinted glass can put off potential used car buyers and destroy values, says Glass’s. Andy Cutler, forecast values editor, explained that these non-manufacturer options suggested that the previous owner was a boy racer and

Log in to read the rest of this article
car mechanics

“Starship mileages” no longer putting off used car buyers

Used cars that have covered “starship mileages” of 150,000 miles or more are no longer off-putting to buyers if the condition and the badge is right, reports Glass’s. The publishers of the motor trade bible, Glass’s Guide, say that a healthy market has developed for prestige cars that would once have been considered almost unsaleable.

Log in to read the rest of this article
car mechanics

Dealers report increased footfall on forecourts

Used car buyers returned to the market in January with 69% of the respondents saying that physical footfall improved compared to the previous month, according to research carried out by CAP. It said on-line activity was “even more encouraging”, with 75% of respondents reporting improved levels of activity. “Four years of strong new registrations are

Log in to read the rest of this article
car mechanics

Budget soft-roaders are biggest hit with used car buyers

Less fashionable manufacturers dominate Glass’s fastest-selling used cars for February Budget soft-roaders from less fashionable manufacturers are dominating the used car market – with four out of five vehicles in the Glass’s Hot Five of the fastest selling models in February falling into this category. Top of the pile is the Dacia Sandero Stepway –

Log in to read the rest of this article
car mechanics

Nearly 40% of online used car buyers bidding ‘out-of-hours’

Almost 40% of initial bids on vehicles come ‘out-of-hours’ – after 5pm and before 8am the next morning – says Cars Direct of its online auction operation. And some users have logged on to place a bid at 1am. With the rise of unpaid overtime and the rise of out-of-hours emails more managers are effectively working

Log in to read the rest of this article

Log in to access all the member benefits of this web site. For more details about joining the VRA   Join Us