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Buyers are spoilt for choice of ‘nearly new’ cars

USED car inventories – especially when it comes to “nearly new” cars (2019 year model) – increased by a startling 32% in July 2020 compared to the previous month, placing buyers firmly in the pound seats.

Buyers of older used cars are also scoring. Total inventory listings have increased by nearly 20% month-on-month (June to July 2020).

These statistics are courtesy of Auto-Trader. As the largest digital automotive marketplace in South Africa, data extrapolated from AutoTrader provides unparalleled insight into car demand, supply and pricing patterns in the country.

According to George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, statistics such as these mean we are experiencing a buyer’s market in South Africa right now.

“Simply put, buyers are spoilt for a choice – especially if they’re looking for a car with a registration year listing of 2019 (we refer to these as ‘nearly new’),” said Mienie.

But precisely what models are up for grabs and what can buyers expect to pay?

Mienie reveals that the 2019 registration year car with the most active listings is the Volkswagen Polo. In second place in terms of active listings of 2019 models is yet another Volkswagen derivative, namely the Polo Vivo.

Mienie reveals that Toyota vehicles account for half of the models when it comes to the top ten 2019 registration year cars with the most active listings.

“This is not surprising, given the fact that the Japanese carmaker does sell the most new vehicles in South Africa,” Mienie points out.

The Toyota Corolla Quest, Toyota Yaris and Toyota Etios are in third, fourth and fifth place respectively. The other two Toyotas in the top 10, the Fortuner and RAV4 (in seventh and eighth place) respectively.

Cash-strapped South Africans will no doubt cheer at the news that there are lots of 2019 Datsun Go’s available for sale.

Perhaps surprisingly, the most sold used car in South Africa – the Ford Ranger – only clocks in tenth. It has an average selling price of R452 667.

Top 10 most listed used cars (2019) in July 2020:

1. Volkswagen Polo, R221,492 (average mileage 22 448km)

2. Volkswagen Polo Vivo, R178 99 (423 338km)

3. Toyota Corolla Quest, R190 36 (226 883km)

4. Toyota Yaris, R217 79 (626 598km)

5. Toyota Etios, R158 81 (527 652km)

6. Ford Figo, R160 77 (517 801km)

7. Toyota Fortuner, R479 37 (839 401km)

8. Toyota RAV4, R391 15 (623 262km)

9. Datsun Go, R123 15 (726 561km)

10. Ford Ranger, R452 66 (720 634km)

- Source: AutoTrader

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