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Disposals: Used market round-up

Despite their equivalent passenger vehicles being replaced by brand new models, the lightweight car-derived vans from Vauxhall, Renault and Peugeot continue to attract competitive bidding at auction, according to EurotaxGlass’s.

George Alexander, chief commercial vehicle editor, said: ‘The cleanest examples of Vauxhall Corsavan, Renault Clio van and Peugeot 206 van typically achieve indicated Glass’s Guide money, with buyers preferring those with sensible miles. On the open market, it’s the same story with the Ford Fiesta van TDCi, which is especially popular among retail buyers.’

Larger vans from French manufacturers Citroën, Peugeot and Renault are less successful, however, even though they were launched more recently.

Alexander said: ‘With a significant number of Berlingo, Partner and Kangoo vans appearing on the market, both direct from manufacturers and from utility companies, it is less surprising to see prices below Guide trade values.’

Over at CAP, experts are noting a continuing strong demand for good quality models.

A spokesman said: ‘The positive trade sentiment and strong retail demand that started the year continues, with exceptionally high conversion rates reported at auction. Coupled with a generally healthy balance of demand versus available stock, the signs are good for the moment.’

CAP is also seeing a downward trend for Kangoo and Combo, although it believes values for the Berlingo and Partner remain unchanged.

In the 3.5-tonne panel van sector, CAP says Ford Transit is enjoying stability, while prices for the Nissan Interstar, Vauxhall Movano and Renault Master have reduced by about 2% for models under three years old. In the pick-up sector, CAP says the biggest falls are for vehicles with cloth upholstery.

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