Drivers finding bargains at auction

Auction specialist Manheim has reported an increase in the number of people attending sales events throughout the UK.

According to a recent survey, people are less intimidated by the auction arena than they were 10 years ago, and value for money and the hassle-free environment are the key factors that convince people to search for a used car at auction.

Figures also show now is a great time for motorists to pick up a bargain with some prices having dropped more than 20% in the last 12 months.

Just some of the cars snapped up included a BMW 328i (1997, R plate) which sold for £575, a Citroen Saxo (2001, 51 plate) for £975, and a Renault Megane (2001, 51 plate) for £900.

Mike Pilkington, managing director, Manheim Auctions and Remarketing said: "As pressures on family budgets have risen in recent months we have noticed a significant increase in the general public attending auctions throughout the UK looking for bargains.

"The fact that people are prepared to travel more than 100 miles to attend an auction reinforces our belief that we do provide great value for money."

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