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Going up – going down

USED value experts give the lowdown on what’s selling and what’s sitting

Going up

LARGE MPVS Large diesel MPVs such as the Renault Espace, VW Sharan and Ford Galaxy are following their positive seasonal trend, accompanying the onset of winter, and seeing prices rise

AUTO SUPERMINIS

Used buyers are flocking to automatic superminis, especially in urban areas. Are they trying to make traffic jams more bearable? Currently enjoying a price premium of around 10% compared to equivalent manual models in some areas.

COMMON RAIL SYSTEMS

Buyers are becoming savvy about the latest diesel technology. There’s good demand for all diesel-engined cars featuring high-pressure direct injection technology (TDI, HDI, CDI etc)

Going down

PETROL LUXURY CARS

The market for large petrol luxury saloons, such as the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7-series and Audi A8 continues to experience low demand. Used buyers want diesel

OLDER CARS

Values are falling for cars aged five years and over, with upper medium sector vehicles experiencing a pronounced reduction in demand. However, strong demand continues for high-specification models

MERCEDES-BENZ M-CLASS

The SUV market is still very strong, but the ageing M-class is faring worse than newer, trendier competitors such as the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90

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