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Dealers in Scotland sell cars almost a week faster than the UK average

Dealers in Scotland sell cars almost a week faster than the UK average
Used cars sell six days faster in Scotland than the nationwide average, according to data from online automotive marketplace, CarGurus.

According to CarGurus data, cars spend just 25 days on dealer forecourts in Scotland compared with to the average of 31 days across the UK. Car buyers will need to move quickly as the CarGurus research also demonstrates that Scottish dealers managed to shift stock a full 10 days faster compared with to those in Wales.

CarGurus, which shows consumers how many days a car has been on the forecourt, analysed used cars listed on the market throughout 2018 to compile the league table of fastest selling regions.

Fastest selling UK regions                                                                                          

Region

Average no. of days listed on CarGurus.co.uk

1. Scotland

25 days

2. West Midlands

29 days

3. East Midlands

30 days

4. North East England

30 days

5. Northern Ireland

31 days

6. North West England

31 days

7. Greater London

31 days

8. Yorkshire and the Humber

32 days

9. South East England

33 days

10. South West England

33 days

11. East of England

34 days

12. Wales

35 days

North of the border, the Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes A-Class were identified as the fastest-selling models. The hatchbacks spent an average of just 17 days on Scottish forecourts before being sold.
 

Dealers in the Midlands also proved their selling prowess with the region taking second and third place. In the West Midlands, the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Ka were most popular, with these cars finding a home on average after just 22 days. Whereas, the Ford Mondeo and BMW 4 Series were the choice of buyers in the East Midlands – selling in 23 days.

Fastest selling car models by UK region

Region

Fastest selling model(s)

Average no. of days listed on CarGurus.co.uk

1. Scotland

Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes-Benz A-Class

17 days

2. North West England

Vauxhall Zafira

19 days

3. South West England

Vauxhall Zafira

20 days

4. South East England

Vauxhall Zafira

22 days

5. West Midlands

Volkswagen Polo and Ford Ka

22 days

6. East Midlands

Ford Mondeo and BMW 4 Series

23 days

7. East of England

Vauxhall Zafira

23 days

8. Greater London

BMW 1 Series

23 days

9. North East England

Vauxhall Insignia

23 days

10. Yorkshire and the Humber

Seat Ibiza and Mercedes-Benz A-Class

25 days

11. Northern Ireland

Nissan Qashqai

26 days

12. Wales

BMW 1 Series

29 days

“When shopping for a car in Scotland, buyers should be aware that cars are selling more quickly than average for the UK, particularly the most popular used models. Doing research ahead of a visit to the forecourt should allow the consumer to make an informed decision more readily,” said Chris Knapman, Editor at CarGurus.

“When acting quickly, trust and transparency are key. This is where our pioneering technology and tools come in, allowing car buyers to easily see which vehicles represent the best deals from top-rated dealers in their search area.”

Created by TripAdvisor co-founder Langley Steinert, CarGurus combines dealer reviews with comprehensive car valuation analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive marketplace, allowing buyers to quickly and easily find great deals from top-rated dealers.

CarGurus has the fastest growing audience among large automotive shopping sites in the UK*.