The pair spend just 17 days on forecourts in Scotland before being sold, making them hot property north of the border. Indeed, Scotland appears to be a used car hotspot, with vehicles selling a full six days faster (that’s 25 days) than the nationwide average (31 days).
In contrast, a used car will remain on a forecourt for an average of 35 days in Wales, 34 days in East of England and 33 days in the South East and South West of England. The best performing region of England is the West Midlands, where used cars tend to sell in 29 days.
Interestingly, a Vauxhall was the fastest-selling car in half of the regions listed, with the Insignia and Zafira proving to be popular amongst secondhand car buyers. The BMW 1 Series is the fastest-selling used car in London and Wales.
“When shopping for a car in Scotland, buyers should be aware that cars are selling more quickly than average for the UK, particularly the most popular used models,” said Chris Knapman, editor at CarGurus.
“Doing research ahead of a visit to the forecourt should allow the consumer to make an informed decision more readily. When acting quickly, trust and transparency are key.”
Fastest-selling car by region
|Region||Fastest-selling model||Ave. of days listed on CarGurus|
|1. Scotland||Vauxhall Insignia and Mercedes-Benz A-Class||17 days|
|2. North West England||Vauxhall Zafira||19 days|
|3. South West England||Vauxhall Zafira||20 days|
|4. South East England||Vauxhall Zafira||22 days|
|5. West Midlands||Volkswagen Polo and Ford Ka||22 days|
|6. East Midlands||Ford Mondeo and BMW 4 Series||23 days|
|7. East of England||Vauxhall Zafira||23 days|
|8. Greater London||BMW 1 Series||23 days|
|9. North East England||Vauxhall Insignia||23 days|
|10. Yorkshire and the Humber||Seat Ibiza and Mercedes-Benz A-Class||25 days|
|11. Northern Ireland||Nissan Qashqai||26 days|
|12. Wales||BMW 1 Series||29 days|