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Toyota Prius fastest selling used car in December - Glass's

The Toyota Prius is the fastest used car off the forecourt for December.

Chevrolet, perhaps surprisingly following its withdrawal from the UK market, also has two models in the Glass's 'hot five' while, at the other end of the spectrum, Renault's Scenic remains the most difficult used car to sell.

Glass's 'hot five' is based on 300 models that have been subject to more than 50 price observations over a four-week period. The set is then split by range, and an average is determined by the number of days that cars have been advertised on web portals.

Glass's 'hot five' for December

1. Toyota Prius
2. Chevrolet Orlando
3. Chevrolet Cruze
4. Skoda Yeti
5. Audi Q3

Rupert Pontin, Glass's head of valuations, said: "There are now more Priuses available in the market but demand remains strong both from private buyers and business, with many starting to be used as taxis."

"The Cruze and Orlando are both great value for money but Chevrolet's withdrawal from the UK market could be part of the reason for their appearance in the Hot Five, thanks to low levels of availability and therefore increased desirability."

"The Audi Q3 is coming of age in used market terms with increased numbers reaching the market. It offers comfort, looks, ability and excellent build quality from a very strong brand."

Average selling price for the top five fastest selling cars is £14,782.

Slowest selling used cars
1. Renault Scenic
2. Suzuki SX4 S Cross
3. Vauxhall Cascada
4. Seat Toledo
5. Mitsubushi Mirage

Pontin said: "The Renault Scenic can be a great car so long as you can find a reliable example with a genuine odometer and great service history - but that is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack."

"It is a shame to see the Vauxhall Cascada in this position because it looks good and drives well. Unfortunately, there are just too many in the market at unrealistic prices and most of its rivals do all the important things just a little bit better."

The average selling price for the top five slowest selling cars is £13,483.

Published once a month, the 'hot five' provides insight from GlassNet Radar, Glass's spot pricing system that provides up-to-the-minute pricing around the country. This looks at average selling times for used cars based on the number of days that cars tend to stay on the forecourt.

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  • Bruce Kadwill - 22/12/2014 12:38

    Having retired from the retail motor trade a year ago I find it fascinating some of the comments and articles AM publish and in particular this one. The "Hot 5 used cars", No car from VW, Ford, really? perhaps it's as well I retired!

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