Information from Lex, the UK’s largest leasing company, shows that the MINI is the safest place for a fleet’s cash for the second year running. It heads a top 10 list which is dominated, unsurprisingly, by premium brands.
The data, gleaned from analysis of Lex’s 250,000-plus vehicle fleet, shows that Audi is the most coveted used car brand with three models in the top 10 – the TT in second, new A5 coupe in third and the A3 in seventh.
The list also includes three SUVs – Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and Land Rover Freelander – illustrating that the green backlash against these sorts of vehicles has not hindered their appeal.
Steve Jones, Lex’s pricing manager, said: “Most used buyers aspire to the same credentials as a new car buyer – those of style, exclusivity and reliability – and that’s why this list is the way it is.
“Used buyers who can’t afford a new MINI or Audi TT may well be able to stretch to a used one in two or three years’ time so they will be in high demand.”
Top ten used cars
|2 Audi TT||52|
|3 Audi A5||51|
|4 Range Rover Sport||50|
|5 Mercedes-Benz SLK||49|
|6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class||49|
|7 Audi A3||48|
|8 BMW X5||47|
|9 Volvo C30||47|
|10 Land Rover Freelander||47|