Car buyers turning away from private sales

Car buyers turning away from private sales

UK study finds car dealerships winning over used car buyers…

The car sales landscaping is a constantly changing and evolving thing and now new research out of the UK has found a move away from private sellers of used cars.

Traditionally a very popular way to buy a used car, found 27% of respondents said they preferred to go to a dealer, that percentage up from 13% just a year ago.

More than 1,200 people were involved in the study.

Car dealerships have taken the market share from private sellers, down to 35% from 48%.

Gavin Amos from says it was interesting to see such a dramatic shift.

“Those buying from dealers are often attracted by warranties and manufacturer-approved used car schemes, while those buying privately think they can get more for their money.”

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