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Second-hand cars in the UK – things you auto-know!

Thursday 15 May 2014, by

We Brits love our cars; whether for commuting, running the family around or just to polish at the weekends.

And did you know that Gumtree listed over 4 million car adverts last year? Whether you’re buying or selling a car, why not head over to the cars section to try it for yourself?

To kick off the new year, we have had a look at our wealth of data and wanted to share the car buying and selling trends we saw in 2013.

Last year, our users made over 36 million searches on the site to find their perfect motor.

The most popular makes searched for were:


The single most popular model searched for was the Vauxhall Corsa; followed by the Volkswagen Golf and then the Vauxhall Astra.

So, who is selling on Gumtree? Overall, 72% of adverts were from private sellers, with 28% from dealers.

There were over 60 different makes of car listed, including everything from Ferraris, Maseratis and Aston Martins all the way through to 20 Robin Reliants!

The most expensive listed car listed on Gumtree was an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for a whooping £158,500! However, a Rover 75 diesel, listed at £299, received a record 677 replies in only 38 days!

If you are looking to buy a new second-hand car, the best time to be searching is September and October, as these are the months that see the most ads posted.

Check out the infographic below to see some more facts and trends.



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