Britain’s best value locations to buy a used car has been revealed by research.

According to analysis conducted by AA Cars, looking at prices, age and mileage of vehicles across the UK, Edinburgh has been crowned the best value place to buy a used car.

The Scottish capital beat Liverpool (second) and Paisley (third) to the top spot on the list, with the average price of a used car being £11,223 in the city.

At £7,741, Luton, Bedfordshire, houses the least expensive vehicles. However, due to the average mileage of 65,402 – the highest among the 40 towns and cities analysed – bringing the price down, it failed to make the top 20.

James Fairclough, CEO of AA Cars, said: “Our snapshot of the used car industry shows there is some regional variation when it comes to finding a used vehicle, and there are some areas of Britain where drivers can get added value out of their purchase.”

Paisley, near Glasgow – which ranked third as mentioned before – has the lowest average used car age at only four years. The average price of cars for sale in this location is higher than Edinburgh at £11,589 but, that being said, the average mileage is a tad less at 24,495 – compared to 24,946.

Fairclough added: “Travelling a few extra miles to buy a car can be particularly beneficial for making savings or finding less widely-available models.”