AM will be exploring the latest burning issues within used cars and remarketing in a special in depth report in its September 25 issue.
The report will be split into three parts.
Part one will look at how the market is still starved of good trade-ins because of the scrappage scheme and what the prospects look like for autumn and winter.
The immediate dilemma confronting dealers is how to deal with fringe part-exchanges that are not natural additions to dealers’ forecourts or an obvious choice for disposal by auction.
Part two of the special report will look at how auction companies are advising dealers to get rid of older part-exchanges quickly rather than spending any time and money on preparing them for sale at dealerships.
The third part will look at how most dealers are not enthused with the prospect of introducing nearly-new eco labels to used cars.
November will be the consumer launch for the voluntary scheme and so far, it has failed to ignite much interest.
AM has gathered opinions from dealers across the UK to gauge the reaction to the new initiative. Will the launch still go ahead if dealers don’t sign up?
The general view in the industry is that the scheme is a “good idea” for cars up to two years old, but the bosses of AM100 groups say they have more pressing matters on their minds.