Most Popular Used Cars For May 2014

Motoring website motors.co.uk have published the latest figures for the best selling used cars on it’s online classifieds site for May 2014. Read on to discover the most popular used cars for may 2014!

Parking itself in first place is the Ford Fiesta for the third month running with 9,956 units sold. It’s sister car the Ford Focus pulled up alongside in second place with 8,733 units sold.

The Vauxhall Corsa completed the top three with 6,475 units sold.

In an interesting note, convertibles were highly sought after in May, with an increase of +35% for convertible BMW 1 series.

Dermot Kelleher, director of marketing and business intelligence at Motors.co.uk, said: “Once again, the nation remains consistent with its choice of the top five most popular used cars, which is broadly reflective of the position for new car sales as well.”

“However, we have seen changes lower down the table, with the Fiat 500 entering for the first time and the BMW 3 Series increasing in popularity during May.”

“The rising stars outside the top 10 included city cars, the Skoda Citigo and VW Up! alongside the mid-size luxury SUV Lexus RX. In addition, the summer sunshine, which started to rear its head in May, has prompted an increase in searches and sales for a number of convertible models, most notably the BMW 1 Series, Mazda MX-5 and Mercedes Benz SLK.”

Top 10 most popular used for May 2014, via Motors.co.uk

1. Ford Fiesta

9,956 units sold

2. Ford Focus

8,733 units sold

3. Vauxhall Corsa

6,475 units sold

4. Vauxhall Astra

6,315 units sold

5. Volkswagen Golf

3,997  units sold

6. BMW 3 Series

2,856 units sold

7. Nissan Qashqai

2,794 units sold

8. Fiat 500

2,769 units sold

9. Vauxhall Insignia

2,686 units sold

10. Vauxhall Zafira

2,463 units sold

 

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Car Warranty Code Announced by Motor Codes

The regulatory body Motor Codes has launched the Vehicle Warranty Products code of practice. A set of customer service guidelines for buyers of car warranties approved by the Trading Standards Institute.

This announcement comes after an original car warranty code of practice was suspended by Motor Codes in 2011 when online retailer Autoquake  went into administration, and Motor Codes failed to protect consumers.

The new code:

  • Regulates the advertising and sale of warranty policies.
  • Ensures car warranty code subscribers produce policy documentation written in plain English.
  • Details exactly what customers should expect from the claims process.
  • Ensures that no high-pressure selling is endured by customers of approved car warranty code subscribers.

The voluntary code of practice launches with over half the UK’s warranty providers signed up. Motor Codes said the new car warranty code brings protection to around 3 million policy holders of products such as MoT test insurance, roadside assistance and extended warranties.

“It is worth mentioning that our very own self funded warranty agreement wording, used by some of the UK’s largest used car dealers, has been awarded the Crystal Mark for Clarity by the Plain English Campaign.”

Our dealers can be assured that the warranty they provide to their customers, has been tried and tested for over 30 years. Our self funded warranty also comes with an experienced Claims Handling team who work on your behalf, to your precise instructions.

Our self funded warranty, becomes “your” warranty. Tailored to meet your requirements and satisfy those of your customers.

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