Motor Industry News
My Car Check top tips for UK used car buyers in January and February, including car of the month: Nissan Qashqai
- Xmas over, consumers turned their attention to looking for a new car
- The right spec is key to achieving super strong used prices
- Never pay cash, trust your gut feeling and check before you buy
“Qashqai does everything that a modern car needs to and more” - Gavin Amos
My Car Check - the UK’s No.1 consumer vehicle data provider - has saved millions of people from making an expensive used car mistake. In these monthly bulletins its used car experts reveal significant trends in the UK market and choose a ‘car of the month’.
Head of Valuation Services at My Car Check, Gavin Amos, said: “The longstanding trendsetter in the crossover sector – part family car, part sports utility vehicle (SUV) – the Nissan Qashqai makes great sense as a used vehicle. Practical and the one to be seen in at the school gates, it does everything that a modern car needs to and more. As always, check to make sure the one you’re looking at is what it claims to be – for instance, that it is clear of finance – especially when buying privately.”
As to market trends, Amos said: “Dealerships were hives of activity in January as, with Christmas over, consumers turned their attention to looking for a new car. Footfall always increases dramatically at this time of year with retailers having taken advantage of the December lull to stock up in readiness.
“Volvo seems well set for a real push in the UK this year. They undoubtedly have the product so the challenge is to match the German competition in terms of customer service and the sales environment. If they can, and the early signs are promising, expect to see a significant increase in both new and used Volvo sales.
“The right spec is key to achieving super strong used prices and last year’s top performers, such as Evoque and Q5, remain very much in demand.”