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Drivers ‘spending more’ on new cars

Buyer confidence is growing, says online broker

Drivers are spending more on new cars, Drive the Deal said

Drivers are spending more on new cars, Drive the Deal said

Drivers are becoming more confident in the new-car market and have started ordering expensive models again, according to figures released this week.

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The average price paid for a new car has risen from £16,522 in January 2009 to £18,876 now, online car broker Drive the Deal said.

The firm said that although people have begun ordering more expensive cars, good deals are still available across the board. Our new guides to the best superminis, medium cars and large cars show you which models you should go for.

Car buyers ‘spending more’

Richard Sanders, managing director of Drive the Deal, said: ‘The trend we are seeing is that consumers are spending more on their car purchase than they were at the beginning of the year, on average £2,354 more.

‘Consumers are still looking for a deal and are not prepared to pay [the] manufacturer’s full list price when they don’t have too, but will invest in the car they want.’

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