Award-winning motor journalist Quentin Willson believes there is a growing demand for new cars thanks to the number of value for money, competitive deals available to consumers, which might make owning a new car better value than a used car.
So when looking for a new car, how do you make sure you’re getting a good deal? Quentin says there are four vital components to keep in mind when looking for your new purchase.
We had a look at the trends in purchasing new cars in the UK. Last year, over 1.7 million cars were manufactured in the UK* - an increase of 11 percent from 2015. In addition, new car registrations in April 2016 hit their highest level in 13 years** and a recent survey by DJs Research found that 37 per cent of respondents change their car every five years***.
Ford Fiesta - 120,525
Vauxhall Corsa - 77,000
Ford Focus - 70,545
Volkswagen Golf - 69,492
Nissan Qashqai - 62,682
97 per cent of new car buyers arrive at dealerships having conducted online research.
69 per cent ask the dealer for advice and are prepared to deviate from their online research.
% of respondents
37% change their car every 5 years
19% change their car every 2 years
19% change their car every 8 years
10% change their car every 10 years
20% of respondents had no fixed pattern
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More information on industry trends can be found on the SMMT website
Industry news and reviews can be found at Motoring Research
Additional advice on buying a new car can be found at AutoTrader.co.uk
Comparison websites, such as carbuyer.co.uk can help start your research
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