How to Buy a second hand car

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Created by Author Jane

Year old cars are MUCH cheaper than new cars


The average new car has a list price of around £28,500. But by the time it's one year old with 10,000 miles on the clock it costs just £21,000 – a reduction of more than 27% in the first 12 months. In the second year the depreciation rate is likely to slow by roughly half (so the second year, this average car would lose around £3,750 in value).

So picking a year-old model will dramatically slash the upfront cost. There are exceptions if you’re picking a plush model. Brands that hold their value best tend to include Mercedes and Porsche - so you won't see too many year old luxury car bargains out there.

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  • Author Jane

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