The used car market is thriving across the UK but is it worth travelling up north to buy and car or driving down south to sell one?
According to used car valuation expert Glass’s it could be. The Daily Telegraph has reported their findings:
“Using the example of a three-year-old Ford Focus 1.6 five-door, Glass’s says the price difference could be as much as £375 between north and south.
The size of the price differential depends on the class of vehicle, too. The price of three-year-old city cars, for example, is five per cent higher in Wales than it is in Scotland, and London is in the middle. For SUVs, however, prices in London can be 27 per cent higher than Wales.
Diesel-engined cars are more expensive in London by as much as 23 per cent compared with Wales. However, dealers price used petrol cars similarly in London and Wales, with both about 20 per cent higher than in Scotland.
Dealers in the north actually stand a good chance of making a bigger profit than those in the south.”
If you are prepared to travel this could be a great way to get a good price on your used car, or save some money when buying one!