Gas-guzzling 4x4s 'back in favour'Used-car buyers taking advantage of big discounts
12 February 2009
Gas-guzzling 4x4s are back in favour with used-car buyers, according to a report released by British Car Auctions (BCA).
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The vehicle auction specialist said sales prices for have improved for six consecutive months, and that despite trouble in the new 4x4 market, used are now back at last year’s levels.
Higher fuel prices and government plans to increase car tax for the worst polluters had caused 4x4 prices to plunge by an average of £2,000. But BCA said recent reductions at the pumps have helped values rally once more.
Tim Naylor, PR manager at BCA, said: ‘As fuel prices began to drop, many motorists realised what exceptional value for money these vehicles had become and there was increased demand and a steady up-swing in prices.’
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