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Nearly New – the rewards of buying a pre-owned car

By raccars Published


Why buy new when you could save thousands buying ‘nearly new’?

I’m not sure if you caught the news but September was the best month ever for new car sales – 470,000 new ‘66’ plate cars are now on the road. That’s not only good news for new car dealers – it also means even more ‘nearly new’ cars will be flooding through on to the used car market

‘Nearly new’ describes a car that is in almost-perfect condition, with very low mileage and usually at a significant discount to the original list price. Cars can be ‘nearly new’ for lots of reasons – pre-registered before the end of a particular month (usually so the dealership hits their bonus targets); an ex demonstrator model or because someone traded up to the newest model before they put lots of miles on the car

‘Nearly new’ cars do have their limitations – the clock on the manufacturer’s warranty will have started counting down and you won’t be able to detail your ideal specification – however they can offer excellent value for money.

Our pick of the best ‘nearly new’ cars on RAC Cars this week:

Budget options – under £6,000

these 3 examples would make the perfect first car but are also great local run-arounds

· Fiat Panda – an excellent example from RAC Approved Dealer Carbase, recently reduced by £650

· Citroen C1 – a £1000 reduction from Perrys Huddersfield Citroen

· Vauxhall Corsa – this late 64 plate only has 8000 miles on the clock and recently reduced by £645

Up to £10,500

· Renault Clio – from RAC Approved Dealer Pinetree car superstore, sharp looking example with only 3000 miles on the clock and under £9K

· Ford Focus – A great example with the sought after ecoboost engine from RAC Approved Dealer Unbeatable Car Portsmouth for under £10K

· Volkswagen Polo – build quality is something most expect from VW these days, check out this example with a massive £2395 reduction

Up to £20,000

· Mercedes A-Class – a £4905 reduction on this 16 plate Mercedes with AMG styling

· VW Scirocco – This really nice 2l GT TDi example was recently reduced by £4505

· Nissan Qashqai – from RAC Approved Dealer Mike Brewer Motors, this is the Tekna example so lots of extras

£20K – £40K – stretching the budget a little more now

· Audi TT – This one from RAC Approved Dealer Carnet Car Sales looks stunning

· BMW 6 series – recently reduced by a massive £7049

· Range Rover Evoque – another one from RAC Approved Dealer Mike Brewer Motors, the Evoque is incredibly popular right now

Wishing you a week of happy, safe and economical driving

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