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Buy a used car in December and save the cost of Christmas!Back

FamilyChristmasContrary to belief, buying a used car in December could save you a huge amount of cash, in fact, last Christmas CAP Automotive advised buyers that purchasing a used car in December could save them the cost of Christmas!

December is widely renowned as being a quieter time for used car sales. In the past, buyers would wait for the January sales in order to grab themselves a bargain, but now with the sales being brought forward to before Christmas, there is no longer a need to wait that long.

In fact, Independent experts on car and motoring costs, CAP Automotive, reported buying a used car in December rather than waiting until January could save the average buyer more than £500!

Philip Nothard, CAP’s retail & consumer specialist, said; “For many of us the idea of spending more money in December might be particularly unappealing,  but the CAP figures show that it can offer some genuine savings in the long term if it’s a car you’re after.

‘The influence of what we call ‘seasonality’ may already be familiar to the more savvy of consumers.  Some take advantage of it by purchasing their four-wheel-drive in the height of summer and sell it again when others are contemplating how they’ll get through another snow-bound winter.  Another trick is buying a good old ‘rag-top’ when it’s cold and wet, rather than when demand shoots up with the approach of spring.

“The trick is to go against the trend and buy when other people aren’t looking for the same thing – and that means December can be a brilliant time to change your car.”

Neil Addley, managing director at, said; “ A lot of dealers want to get their stock down in December so it makes for a great month for bargain hunters. With finance really cheap, there really hasn’t ever been a better time to buy a used car.”

Trusted Dealers has some excellent deals on its forecourts this Christmas, below we’ve listed our top ten. If you like what you see, why not visit one of your local dealerships and save yourself some cash this Christmas!

  1. £10,990Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 5dr
  2. £20,990Skoda Yeti Outdoor 2.0 TDI CR (170) Laurin + Klement 4×4 5dr DSG
  3. £7,281Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr
  4. £13,990 Ford Focus 1.6 125 Titanium 5dr Po SYNC2 DAB NAVIGATION
  5. £17,981 Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI CR 170 SE 5dr DSG EX SKODA MANAGEMENT
  6. £12,981Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec Business Edition 5dr
  7. £17,381Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi Titanium X 5dr 2WD
  8. £12,981Vauxhall Mokka 1.7 CDTi Tech Line 5dr 
  9. £10,481Ford C-Max 2.0 TDCi Titanium 5dr
  10. £18,500 Honda Cr-V 2.2 i-DTEC EX 5dr

Before you consider buying a second-hand car from Trusted Dealers or any other reputable franchised dealer, remember to do your homework. You can take a look at what the latest car values are using CAP’s free online valuation tool.

Posted by Leana Kell on 25/12/2015