Increase in used car sales recorded

The used car market recorded a three per cent increase in sales in the third quarter of 2010, in comparison with the same period last year.

During the July-September period this year, a total of 1,801,258 used cars were sold through dealers, according to statistics released by Experian.

Ford emerged as the star performer in the used car market during the period, claiming 14% of sales.

Meanwhile, Vauxhall Corsa was the most popular used car during the quarter, selling 76,000 models.

Joe Myers, Experian director of commercial, said: "Q3 is historically a slow period for used cars sales, which makes this improvement in sales volumes very positive news for the used car industry.

"By taking advantage of market intelligence around car sales, dealers can use the surge in transactions to uncover the latest buying trends and adapt their stock offering to meet market demand and maximise sales opportunities."

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