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Used car prices fall back slightly in Q2, says Autorola UK

The average price of used cars sold through Autorola UK’s online remarketing portal fell by £394 in Q2 2017 to £9,237 after its record breaking Q1 figures of £9,621.

Year-on-year, the average price rose just £83 to £9,237, reinforcing the consistency Autorola has seen in online prices over the past year.

In Q2, average mileage rose to 21,551 and average vehicle age increased back to 33 months. 

Autorola has extended its survey to include diesel and petrol prices to understand how demand for the two different fuel types are changing.

In Q2 both the average diesel and petrol prices fell, diesels by £636 to £10,768 and petrols by £279 to £8,125, but generally diesel still remains the fuel of choice for trade buyers.

“There were more used cars around in Q2 than Q1, that were older and with slightly higher mileages. All of these factors combined to contribute to prices falling,” said Jon Mitchell, Autorola UK’s group sales director. “We saw diesel prices fall in Q2 faster than petrols, but we will have to wait a few more months to see if this was a one-off or the start of a more long term fall.”


Average online price

Average age

Average mileage

Q2 16


33 months


Q3 16


31 months


Q4 16


34 months


Q1 17


29 months


Q2 17


33 months



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