Two-thirds of drivers fear being ripped off when selling their vehicle because they don’t know enough about cars
TWO-thirds of Britons fear they have been “ripped off” when selling their motor – simply because they don’t know enough about cars, a poll has found.
While a whopping 54 percent who sold their car in the last five years think they got less than it was worth.
On average, second-hand cars cost £977.
But 85 percent of all respondents said their priority is simply to get rid of their vehicle as soon as possible.
And that apparent lack of time could explain why a third of those who have sold their car in the last five years haven’t even looked around to get the best selling price for their engine.
It also found that 12 percent don’t even consult appraisal guides to determine the true value of their vehicle.
The study also found that 76 percent felt terrified just thinking about what selling their car entails.
This means that seven out of ten consumers actively avoided selling their car because they feared it might be a nuisance.
On top of that, 69 per cent of Brits will go so far as to accept less than market value for their vehicle to make the process a little easier.
However, this has proven to be a point of great regret for many.
Because 62 percent also admitted that they regret having sold cars so quickly in the past – because they got less money for it.
Although not all were disappointed with their sales skills, 14 percent said they were “very confident” that they could get a good price for their car.
OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults was commissioned by Motorway.
A spokesman for the online-only used car market said: “Selling your vehicle can be a headache for many, especially if you’re not confident in your knowledge of cars.
“But there is a simple and easy way to sell your car online for a good price.”
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