Motoring Reports

Selling a Car

March 2016

Looking at car sales, the Carzone.ie Motoring Report shows that over 50% of people intend on selling their car within the next year but only 20% said they were confident of getting a good price. When it came to reasons why people wanted to sell their car, needing a larger car (24%), high expense (17%) and lack of reliability (16%) were the top three reasons.

Commenting on the findings, Warren Cray, General Manager of Carzone.ie said, “In this our sixth edition of the Carzone.ie Motoring Report we have gone deeper again to research views and gauge sentiment amongst Irish motorists. What is certainly clear from the research is that consumer confidence is continuing to rise and more and more vehicles are changing hands both through new car registrations and used car sales.”

“The report is also highlighting the financial concerns of motorists in relation to fuel costs, road tax, car insurance and NCT costs. Meanwhile the 111 million searches carried out on Carzone.ie in 2015 show us specifically what motorists are looking for right down to make, model, colour, year, fuel preference and more. Being able to access this level of insight and understanding what consumers want can only be positive for the motor industry.”   

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Report Highlights

Selling a Car

Selling a Car

Looking at car sales, the Carzone.ie Motoring Report shows that over 50% of people intend on selling their car within the next year but only 20% said they were confident of getting a good price....

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Buying a Car

Buying a Car

Looking at the overall Irish motoring market, the latest edition of the Carzone.ie Motoring Report shows there was a staggering 1,125,794 used car transactions in 2015....

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Car Finance

Car Finance

The Carzone.ie Motoring Report reveals that the top financial concerns for Irish motorists are fuel costs, road tax and the cost of insurance. Following the sharp recent rise in car insurance premiums, the report outlines how 54% of motorists believe insurance costs will be the biggest obstacle in affording a car in the next 12 months....

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