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Going up – going down

Going up – going down: Used value experts give the lowdown on what’s selling and what’s sitting

What’s hot

High-spec superminis
High-specification and sporty variants are the ones that are best sought by both trade and retail buyers

Mercedes-Benz C-class diesel 2001 Y/60,000
Fewer of them around in comparison with the 3-series and A4. Even higher-mileage examples are performing well

Toyota Avensis, Honda Accord, Mazda6
Japanese trio reasonably fresh to the market currently have a good image with buyers. All three are scarce, so dealers will pay good money for them

  • Source: CAP Black Book

    What’s not

    Basic spec superminis
    Not performing as well as their high-specification counterparts as values of these models are still adjusting downwards into September

    Last-generation Espace, Ulysse, Voyager
    Any large MPV that has recently been superseded by a newer model is beginning to struggle. They have had a difficult year, particularly petrol variants, but even diesels will begin to suffer now

    Volkswagen Passat, Renault Laguna, Ford Mondeo etc
    Combination of volume and lifecycle as all are now over three years old and the volumes of three-year contract vehicles have increased over the year, which has affected trade bidding

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