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Revealed: How consumers are selling their cars

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WHEN it comes to selling a car, the plan for most car owners is simple; they want to sell for as much as they can, within the shortest time possible.

That’s one of the less surprising facts contained in Auto Trader’s February 2016 Market Report, published today.

And when it comes to a part-exchange, 45 per cent of consumers claim they still expect a good price despite the convenience the deal offers.


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However, over a third (35 per cent) of consumers claim that when it comes to a part-exchange deal, they want to receive the best price possible, regardless of how long it takes.

Suggesting that despite the convenience offered by part-exchange deals, there is a significant number of consumers who value price far more than selling their car quickly.

The smallest percentage of consumers (19 per cent), claimed price wasn’t too important and convenience was the biggest factor.

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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