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Number of ex-fleet cars on Autotrade-mail up 25 per cent

Time 9:42 am, February 27, 2013

66266citLEADING online used car trading network Autotrade-mail has reported a 25 per cent increase in the number of ex-fleet and leasing vehicles offered to its subscribers.

The total number of ex-fleet and leasing vehicles offered to the firm’s network of 5,000 franchised and independent dealers, was up from 2,750 in 2011 to 3,450 last year.

Autotrade-mail also found that in the past 12 months, average mileage has decreased from 41,373 down to 36,235 while average price has increased from £13,066 to £14,934. The top five brands offered in 2012 were Volkswagen, Ford, BMW, Vauxhall and Audi.


The ex-fleet vehicles were offered predominantly by small to medium sized leasing companies and several of the major car rental operators.

Kevin Watson, operations director at Autotrade-mail, said: ‘The significant growth in the number of ex-fleet vehicles we are now remarketing is reflective of the consistent value that we are able to offer these fleet customers.

‘Although still a small number compared with our total offering, the 25 per cent increase in volume in just 12 months is a clear indication that the advantage of using an online trading network is becoming recognised within the industry.’

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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