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Here are the used cars costing tens of thousands of pounds more than a new model

  • Some luxury cars are going for more than £30k than new models
  • Porsche dominates top 10 list with six cars going for thousands more than new
  • Exclusive data reveals 84 used cars are currently selling above list price

Time 8:52 am, February 25, 2022

Used Porsche models are the most likely to be currently selling for tens of thousands of pounds over their new list price.

In a list of the used cars that are currently selling for more than their new equivalents, Porsche models account for SIX of the top 10 places.

There are 84 models on the list of used cars that are costing more than new, according to exclusive data provided by Cap HPI.

Top is the Lamborghini Urus which is commanding premiums of £29,055 over the list price. 

On average Urus models are selling for £215k compared to a list price of £186k. 

However it is Porsche that dominates the list with the 991 Turbo (992), 718 Spyder, Cayman GT, Taycan and standard 911 (992) models all in the top 10.

It’s not unusual for luxury and sports cars to command a premium over their new counterparts as buyers can jump the long waiting lists by buying a nearly new model instead.

However, the fact the semiconductor shortage has halted production in many factories has meant many used cars are now worth more than new models as waiting lists increase across the board.

‘The cars at the top of the list, the ones with the largest premium over original cost new, are ones you may expect – premium, aspirational cars that traditionally have lengthy lead times anyway,’ explained Derren Martin, director of valuations at Cap HPI. 

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‘It is once you get further down the list that it becomes more interesting.’

Martin points to the Land Rover Defender commanding premiums of more than £11k over list price and the Jaguar F Pace going for nearly £7k over list.

Martin added: ‘JLR have had their issues with new car supply due to the semiconductor issue, hence making used examples sought after.

‘That is generally the theme with this list – sought after cars that have been difficult to get hold of as new cars & where there is not particularly plentiful used supply.’

Online advertising platform Auto Trader has also seen similar rises for used cars with their advertised price exceeding new.

‘It’s unbelievable that used car prices would ever exceed those of new cars, but this is the reality of the market we see ourselves in today,’ said Richard Walker, Auto Trader’s director of data and insights.

‘What this means on the ground is that used cars have now achieved the unusual status of being appreciating assets for retailers and consumers. 

‘Ultimately, one in two “nearly new” cars are priced within five per cent of the brand-new list price and quite remarkably, more than one in five of the nearly new cars available are more expensive than their brand-new equivalents.’

Used car premiums over new

These are the top 10 used cars commanding more than new, according to data from Cap HPI

1. Used Lamborghini Urus – £29,055 more than new

Lamborghini Urus

  • Cost new: £186k
  • Cost used: £215k

2. Used Porsche 911 Turbo (992) – £24,486 more than new

Porsche 911 Turbo (992)

  • Cost new: £149k
  • Cost used: £174k

3. Used Porsche 718 Spyder – £20,150 more than new

Porsche 718 Spyder

  • Cost new: £74k
  • Cost used: £95k

4. Used Porsche Cayman GT4 – £15,595 more than new

Cayman GT4

  • Cost new: £95k
  • Cost used: £110k

5. Used Mercedes Benz G Class – £14k more than new

Mercedes G Class

  • Cost new: £102k
  • Cost used: £116k

6. Porsche 911 (992) – £13,932 more than new

Porsche 911 (992) models

  • Cost new: £93k
  • Cost used: £107k

7. McLaren 765LT – £12,750 more than new

McLaren 765LT Spider

  • Cost new: £280k
  • Cost used: £292k

8. Lamborghini Huracan Spyder – £12,157 more than new

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder

  • Cost new: £199k
  • Cost used: £212k

9. Land Rover Defender (diesel) – £11,196 more than new

Land Rover Defender models

  • Cost new: £53k
  • Cost used: £65k

10. Land Rover Defender (petrol) – £10,963 more than new

Land Rover Dedender

  • Cost new: £56k
  • Cost used: £67k
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James is the founder and editor-in-chief of Car Dealer Magazine, and CEO of parent company Baize Group. James has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years writing about cars and the car industry.

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