The fastest selling used car in Northern Ireland over the last month has been named by Glass‘s, publishers of the motor trade bible, Glass’s Guide.
It is the SEAT Ibiza at an average price of £8,252, at an average age of 27.7 months and selling in an average of 14.3 days, the company’s data shows.
Rupert Pontin, Glass’s Head of Valuations, said: “The Ibiza is based on the same engineering as the VW Polo, so buyers in Northern Ireland are getting all of the key advantages of a Volkswagen while making considerable savings. Still probably a sound buy, despite the recent VW scandal.”
The result for Northern Ireland gave a fascinating insight when compared to the priorities of different buyers in different parts of the country, he added.
“It is interesting to contrast the North East, for example, where the value and dependability of a decade old Land Rover Freelander takes precedent with the three year old BMW X1 that leads the table in the South West, which is a much more style conscious purchase.
“Similarly, buyers in Wales clearly like the Hyundai iX35, which is towards the hardier end of the soft roader spectrum, while the sheer practicality of a Citroen C4 Picasso rules in the Midlands.”
Rupert said that the speed of sale and price paid across the country was also a fascinating indicator of priorities for different buyers.
“The 14.3 days to sale for a SEAT Ibiza shows that there is exceptionally strong demand for that car in Northern Ireland, for example, showing an eye for value.”
Nationally, the overall bestseller is the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, taking 27.2 days to sell at a price of £6,327 and an average of 40.5 months old.