The Motors.co.uk team always have a beady eye on what used car buyers are on the look out for, so we thought we’d give buyers and sellers alike a bit of a helping hand by providing a list of the cars that attracted the most attention during November.
We’ll give you a bit of a heads up: it’s the oldies that are the goodies in the used car market…
It’s impossible to beat the classic appeal and functionality of the good old Ford Focus, and at an average price of just £8,537, it’s easy to see why this is officially our most popular car make on the site at the moment. You can snap up the 1.6 Zetec complete with central locking and electric windows for just £8,000. Ford Fiesta From one Ford to another, the Fiesta is, perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the motors of choice for Motors.co.uk buyers. Fetching an average re-sale value of just over £8,000, the rising cost of owning a car sees inexpensive and unpretentious models like the Fiesta take pride of place.
“Inoffensive”, “boringly good” and “dependable” are some of the adjectives we’ve heard to describe a VW Golf, but then seriously, who’s looking for to buy something that’s wild and unpredictable for your generic drive? Stylish, well made and good looking, the VW Golf does everything it says on the tin, and is also a huge hit with our audience. Average price £11,000.
BMW 3 Series
The definitive small saloon, the BMW 3 Series may have been stripped of its ‘luxury’ handle purely because everyone owns one. However, this classic beauty still clearly continues to be a hit with UK car buyers. This sleek, reliable and durable motor is available for an average £15,000.
A family favourite with grannies and granddaughters alike, the ‘everyman’ Vauxhall Corsa is practical, inexpensive and nice to look at. Not an easy balance to achieve. Buying a Corsa used is also a sound investment, fetching an average price of just shy of £7,500.
Despite recent efforts from Vauxhall to “sex up” the Astra, we believe that the model is at its best in its primordial state: sophisticated and practical. This 1.6i version is the ultimate family car, complete with Isofix child seat fixings and great security fittings, all at a cool £9,800.
Some find the sheer might of the Mondeo a tad intimidating, but clearly Motors.co.uk users are still lapping up this superb example of a hatchback in droves. Smooth, strong and dependable, the Mondeo fetches an excellent average price.
Perhaps not the cheapest car to run, but an Audi is certainly unbeatable in terms of quality and durability. If you’re looking to buy a used Audi, you’re typically looking at between £10,000 – £20,000 for a middle of the range model. However, make sure you do as much research as possible before purchase, as an Audi is certainly a long term investment.
The classic Peugeot is another car brand who has come up trumps on Motors.co.uk this month, and it’s relatively easy to see why. This savvy little supermini has simply failed to go out of style over the years, and also fetches an astonishingly reasonable re-sale price.