Motoring Reports

Buying a Car

November 2016

Data from Cartell.ie clearly shows that the used car market is buoyant, with transactions comfortably exceeding one million – against 976,025 for the same period in 2015. That's an encouraging gain of 7%.

Deeper dissection of search data reveals that motorists appear to be browsing for newer models than previously recorded. The most searched-for year on Carzone is 2016 at 16%, closely followed by 2012 at 10%.

This optimism is reflected by our survey respondents. While the majority (28%) aim to spend between €10,000 and €20,000 on their next car, a significant 27% indicated that they would spend between €20,000 and €40,000, which is an increase on the same period in 2015.

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Report Highlights

Carzone guide to finance

Carzone guide to finance

Although a massive 42 per cent of our survey respondents told us that they used their own savings to buy their current car, there's an undeniable shift towards using all types of car finance....

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Money Matters

Money Matters

Monthly car running costs vary from person to person, though our data reveals that, in general, men spend more on motoring than their female counterparts do....

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Selling a Car

Selling a Car

Most motorists that intend to sell their car in the coming year will use it as a trade-in, as they feel comfortable with the process and there's no potential delay in waiting for a private buyer....

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Buying a Car

Buying a Car

Data from Cartell.ie clearly shows that the used car market is buoyant, with transactions comfortably exceeding one million – against 976,025 for the same period in 2015. That's an encouraging gain of 7%....

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