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Nissan Pathfinder was fastest selling used car in June, says Glass's

5 Chrysler Grand Voyager

Nissan's Pathfinder was the fastest selling used car in June in a market dominated by 4x4s and people carriers as families got set for summer.

And for the first time, Dacia Duster entered Glass's ‘Hot Five’ in third.

The Peugeot 5008 is in second place and the Chrysler Grand Voyager in fourth.

Glass's monthly Hot Five is based on 300 models which 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.

Rupert Pontin, head of valuations at Glass's, said: "Used car sales at this time of year are often dominated by family friendly cars as the holiday getaway is top of mind for buyers. All of the vehicles that have made the top five represent excellent value for families."

Glass's 'Hot Five' for June

1. Nissan Pathfinder

2. Peugeot 5008

3. Dacia Duster

4. Chrysler Grand Voyager

5. Ford Kuga

Pontin’s commentary:

"Nissan's family friendly Pathfinder makes it to the top of the charts. Great space and acceptable running costs mean this is a popular family and small business friendly car suitable for holidays and a wide range of leisure pursuits."

"The Peugeot 5008 is not a trade favourite but as a retail proposition is a fairly good bet with great space and good value for money. The vehicles we are seeing are an average of 35 months old with 32,000 miles so it would appear that there are plenty of examples coming off contract."

"Seeing the Dacia Duster in third place is really interesting as it shows this value brand demonstrating real customer appeal in the used sector. The age and mileage profile suggests that these are end of 18 month contract cars that are ideal for the family retail buyer."

"Chrysler's ever popular Grand Voyager makes fourth spot despite its generally higher running costs. This shows that families still need larger and more robust MPVs in time for the summer holidays."

"The Ford Kuga has a lot of road presence to go with great build quality and good spec levels - all of which attract the discerning buyer looking for a bit of exclusivity."

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