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Used car tourism: Second-hand car buyers travel for cheaper prices

Used car tourism

Car dealers visit auctions all over the country to get the best price. Now private buyers are travelling too (Picture © BCA)

Used car tourism is on the rise with car buyers being urged to travel to take advantage of the regional variation in car prices. Popular used cars can be more than £1000 cheaper depending on where you buy them across Britain.

Used car valuation service CAP HPI has revealed that it found a three-year old Audi A1 selling for £1600 less in Nottingham compared to a similar model in the south east of the country. The result has seen an increase in drivers travelling from one part of the country to another to take advantage of cheaper used car prices elsewhere, according to one expert.

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Discount new cars: models with the most money off revealed

Discount new cars

The Renault Grand Scenic can come complete with huge 28 per cent discount (Picture © Renault)

Discount new cars are available if you know where to look. Dealerships will sell some of the country’s most popular cars with thousands of pounds taken off the sticker price. It means that in some cases new models are actually cheaper than nearly-new used cars. According to online car broker AutoeBid, motors such as the Ford Focus and Nissan Qashqai – the third and fifth best-selling cars in the UK so far this year – are available with huge discounts.

Which discount new cars have the most money off?

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Used car buying guide: Best small SUV

They’re called all sorts of names – SUVs, 4x4s, crossovers, urban activity vehicles – but the reality is they are family cars. The SUV has caught on like the common cold. Drivers have warmed to the latest generation of smaller vehicles which are affordable to buy and run but come with the lofty seating position and rough n’ tumble styling of large, expensive SUVs.

The best-selling of all is the Nissan Qashqai, a car that has, like a Pink Floyd album, become a permanent fixture in the best-sellers’ chart. But for used car buyers, there is a great deal of choice. Here are our three favourite SUVs for three different budgets.  Continue reading