Sunday, August 23, 2009

Used Car Buyers Queue up for Quality

In the 'second chance' section of the website, visitors to can register their interest in a used car which has already been reserved by another buyer, in case it becomes available again. A staggering 220 potential buyers asked to be emailed if one BMW 318i came back on the market, more than any other model.

The website also has a 'coming soon' page, where shoppers can ask for email alerts on cars which will shortly be in stock. Again, BMW tops the charts. One particular used BMW 118d M Sport had a queue of 145 buyers waiting before it was even on sale.

Plenty of other prestige cars have attracted lots of interest, and not just those with a BMW badge. 108 car buyers asked to be contacted if one Range Rover came back on the market. 95 buyers requested an email if a reserved Volvo XC90 became available again.

Quality mainstream cars are also popular with visitors. An amazing 180 buyers waited to find out if a Vauxhall Zafira 1.8i buyer changed their mind. Almost 140 shoppers asked to be told if a Mazda 5 2.0D became available again.

Fredrik Skantze,'s CMO and co-founder, said: 'There's a shortage of quality used cars at the moment, so it's no wonder buyers are queuing up to buy the most popular models.

'At there's a constantly changing stock of nearly 1000 cars, so if we don't have the car a buyer is looking for right now, there's a good chance we will soon.'

Top 10 'second chance' cars

Make and model Age/mileage Price Sign ups
1. BMW 318i SE 4dr 53-plate/82,326 miles £4763 220
2. Vauxhall Zafira 1.8i Club 56-plate/18,239 miles £6813 180
3. Mazda 5 2.0D Sport 07-plate/38,741 miles £10,842 138
4. BMW 520d M Sport 4dr 06-plate/94,818 miles £12,687 120
5. Range Rover Sport 2.7 TDV6 SE 5dr auto 06-plate/28,193 miles £22,750 108
6.= BMW 520d SE 4dr 06-plate/82,045 miles £13,875 104
6.= VW Passat 2.0 Sport 4dr 06-plate/27,257 miles £9425 104
8. Volvo XC90 D5 S auto 05-plate/49,056 miles £13,875 95
9. VW Passat 2.0 TDI SE 4dr 06-plate/28,800 miles £8650 85
10. Toyota Avensis 1.8 T4 5dr 06-plate/87,626 miles £4532 84

Top 10 'coming soon' cars

Make and model Age/mileage Price Sign ups
1. BMW 118d M Sport 5dr 06-plate/54,300 miles £11,997 145
2. V'hall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi 55-plate/53,401 miles £5931 102
3.= BMW 330Cd Sport 04-plate/75,837 miles £10,799 54
3.= Mazda 5 2.0D Sport 06-plate/20,749 miles £9858 54
5. L-R Freelander TD4 GS 07-plate/56,589 miles £14,195 46
6. Mercedes-Benz A140 Classic 03-plate/6580 miles £4868 45
7. BMW 320i Sport 4dr 54-plate/37,359 miles £8797 36
8. L-R Range Rover 2.7 TDV6 HSE 06-plate/51,526 miles £24,875 33
9. Audi A6 2.0 TDI SE 4dr 08-plate/45,965 miles £14,033 31
10. Volvo S40 1.6D SE 4dr 05-plate/85,729 miles £5146 28 is the UK's largest online car retailer. Founded in 2005 with the goal to provide a better used car buying experience, currently helps around 1000 buyers a month.

Cars for sale in's virtual showroom are displayed with descriptions including 40 high quality digital pictures. All cars go through a 141 point inspection and come with a 100% money back guarantee. Car finance, warranty, insurance and delivery are supplementary options that buyers can benefit from.

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