Used Cars - Why September's The Time To Buy

By: James Ruppert
Used New Car Buying - September 67 Plate

It's September, and you'll soon start to see 67 plates on UK roads. A new plate also means buying a new car becomes more appealing as you can expect manufacturer and dealer offers, with particularly attractive lease deals. This September in particular looks good for the new car market due to it slumping by 20% compare to last year. A quick glance shows lot of incentives, including scrappage schemes designed to tempt buyers back into car showrooms. The result is lots of used options for the canny used car buyer.

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The increasing number of cars part exchanged for new ones, or returned on lease, means that there are lots in circulation, values are lower and the choice wider. Car dealers, auctions and private classified ads are full of extra used cars. Buying at auction is a big risk (less so with our car auction guide), but there are great deals to be had at independent car dealers and from private sellers.

Car dealers will be more keen than ever to shift vehicles that would otherwise be difficult to sell, so prices will be lower, However, it is probably the private sellers who may have the best models, with full service histories and in great condition. Perhaps they did not like the part exchange deals offered and they expect to get more by selling privately. 

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Whether you buy from a dealer or privately, it is important to get protection with a car warranty. Indeed, it is worth remembering that you do not have to accept the warranty which a dealer offers you - this should make the car you want to buy even cheaper. Find a better warranty from a third party provider and you will not only get better cover, bit also pay less. With a private purchase it is essential to get a comprehensive warranty for reassurance and protection.

So, as it is September, remember that there are a lot more used cars, strike a great deal and check out a car warranty with MotorEasy.

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