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Motorists most likely to buy used cars are aged 55+

A recent survey by has revealed that car buyers aged 55 and over are the most likely to buy a used car.

79% of motorists aged 55+ were most likely to buy a used car whereas those aged 18-24 were revealed as the least likely with 46% saying they would purchase a used car.

The survey also revealed that over 55s were the most comfortable with the buying process, with 67% saying they were happy to discuss price point when buying a car.

Regardless of age, it appears that many consumers find the buying process challenging with an increasing number of models and specification options causing confusion. With this in mind, is breaking down the barriers between buyers and sellers and sharing top tips from those in the car trade in a series of videos and guides to help smooth the road to finding a car.

Managing director of Andy Coulthurst said: “There’s now a vast range of vehicles and options on the market and, while choice is fantastic for the consumer, it can be a minefield for many.

“As well as simplifying the buying process with the help of our Smart Search tool, we are working to encourage buyers to tap into the knowledge of motor retailers. We want to provide them with key information ahead of their showroom visit so dealers can use their time with them to really help them find the right car. Our videos and guides are the perfect way for consumers to quickly gain confidence, increasing the likelihood they will find the right car to buy.”

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