This week Acklam Car Centre asks whether if you’re living in the South, you should head north if you’re looking for an affordable used car.
Acklam Car Centre Provides Competitively Priced Used Cars
If you’re looking for a quality used car at a price you can actually afford, Acklam Car Centre are here to help. Our diverse range of competitively priced second hand cars has helped us to become one of the largest growing second hand car dealers in the North of England.
Considering the fact that we’ve got some of the most competitively priced used cars in the country, and that we’re based in the North, we’ve often heard that prices are generally cheaper in the North, but is there any truth to this?
Second Hand Cars Are Cheaper up North
This week the Telegraph featured an article questioning whether it was cheaper to sell your car in the North of the Country than in the South, and it certainly made for interesting reading.
Basically, the writer went on to suggest that used car valuation services CAP Automotive and Glass’s, generally held that it was cheaper to buy a used car in the North than in the South, especially when it came to diesel cars, which were held to be 20% more expensive in London and Wales, than they were in the North and Scotland.
96% Agree Pricing Influenced by Geographical Location
Phil Northard, CAP’s retail and consumer specialist, commented on the issue to the publication, saying: “We asked dealers and 96 per cent agreed that pricing was influenced by geographical location. I remember from my days as a dealer, speaking to buyers who would travel up to the north and Midlands to buy small automatics to take back down to London.”
It seems that nothing much has changed since those days. Glass went on to use the example of a three year old Ford Focus 1.6 five door to prove the point. According to Glass, this model would be, on average, £375 cheaper to buy from a northern second hand car dealer than a southern one.
So there you have it; Acklam Car Centre suggests that if you want value for money on your second hand car, you head north!