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More drivers buying cars online

Major internet dealer 'selling 10,000 cars a year'

Used-car buyers are increasingly looking online for the best deals

Used-car buyers are increasingly looking online for the best deals

The economic downturn has led to an increase in the number of motorists looking for used-car bargains on the internet, according to a major online dealer.

Autoquake.com has reported a 260% increase in traffic to its website since June, with 220,000 people now visiting every month.

Fredrik Skantze, the website’s chief marketing officer, said monthly sales now equate to around 10,000 used cars being sold through the website per year.

‘With this growth it looks like 2009 will be the year when will become a mainstream phenomenon,’ he said.

Online car deals

While people have been researching cars with websites like the for a long time, drivers are now increasingly looking to .

In a survey conducted for Autoquake.com, 76% said they were more likely to now than they were 12 months ago. And 81% said they expect to pay less for car on the internet than through a traditional dealer.

Which? has put together a guide to that tells you everything you need to find the best deal. Wherever you decide to buy, this expert advice on buying a used car will help you save cash and avoid scams.


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