Despite the launch of the new model, late-plate, old generation Astras are enjoying price stability, thanks to run-out high specification versions.
Supermini prices have generally performed better than the market average, illustrated best by the Honda Jazz and Renault Clio. Only the values of late-plate superminis have come under pressure from heavy front-end discounts.
Aspirational diesel-powered cars from the premium brands are enjoying a period of stable prices, especially BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Audi A6 Avant, Jaguar X-type saloon and estate and Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI.
SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER
In many of the previous years the low point in the market for used car prices would already have taken place, but this year Glass’s reckon it may not happen until the second week in December.
Contrary to expectations, the seasonal recovery in large MPV’s did not take place with Galaxy, Sharan, Previa and Espace. Prices are moving in line with the market as a whole.
ONE TO THREE-YEAR-OLD CARS
During October, prices of one to three-year-old used cars fell by more than 3%, a full point higher than this time last year.