With second hand vehicles proving extremely popular, motor traders know that spotting the best value gems on the market can make them a tidy profit when they re-sell.
From hot hatchbacks to slick SUVs, there are a range of cars that are going to be stars in the second hand car trade this year, so we’ve put together a list of the top five that could be worth a purchase…
Often at the very top of the best-sellers list in car magazines, the Vauxhall Astra is one of the giants of the family hatchback market.
With every version of the latest Astra from 2015 onwards coming complete with DAB radio, Bluetooth phone connection, air conditioning and cruise control, it’s easy to see why it’s so sought-after. The Astra can also manage from 47mpg to 64mpg dependent on the engine size.
With a wide range of versions from recent years on the market, there are plenty of deals to be had on both the older models and the new, updated vehicles..
As Britain’s third best-selling new car, it won’t be a great surprise that the Ford Focus earns a spot on our list.
The Focus is great to drive, offering a comfortable journey and a quiet engine, and the huge number available on the market mean that there are plenty of second hand deals out there waiting to be snapped up.
This hatchback from Kia is not the most illustrious or eye-grabbing vehicle in a tough market. Nevertheless, it has proven a real favourite amongst second hand buyers in recent months.
The Cee’d’s build, ride comfort and outstanding seven-year/100,000-mile warranty make it an outstanding second hand car, particularly as the warranty is transferrable between drivers.
Keep an eye out for both the 1.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine versions of this reliable little motor.
SEAT Leon Hatchback
The SEAT Leon Hatchback is a favourite of many, in part down to the sporty exterior style that makes it stand out from the usual family hatchback. The SE Technology trim is definitely worth looking into if you’re on the lookout for a particularly saleable Leon, featuring front fog lights that illuminate the road ahead on sharp bends.
The 1.0 engines can offer up to 64mpg, with the 1.4 offering up to 53mpg, so the Leon’s reasonable running costs prove that it definitely deserves a spot on the list.
One of the cheapest ways to own an SUV, the Dacia Duster is a lot more functional than some of its rivals, but the handling and comfort of this Romanian car has made it a great choice.
The Dacia has been particularly popular among second hand buyers as it has proven to be one of the slowest-depreciating cars on the market today. This makes it an easy pick for our list as the SUV holds its value well down the years.
If you have any second hand cars that you think deserve a spot on our list, let us know on social! In the meantime, for all of your motor trade insurance needs, call us today on 0121 248 9300.
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