As the weather takes a turn for the worse, many motorists may consider buying a 4×4 for the winter months.
hpi say that recent models to launch that have seen low to zero depreciation and they are Seat Ateca, Skoda Kodiak and Ford Kuga.
hpi recently launched a vehicle valuations service to give consumers the ability to buy and sell cars with utmost confidence offering them the inside view on the total cost of ownership of a vehicle during its lifespan along with precise depreciation figures.
The hpi valuations tool – hpivaluations.com – is aimed at consumers buying and selling cars in the used car market and minimises the risks that can see consumers paying over the odds or not getting the best-asking price.
Users get a valuation by simply inputting the car registration number. Valuations are available for cars and LCVs. The product itself is free to use and provides four market valuations, within specified price ranges:
- Price at new – the original price of the car when new
- Private sale – how much a consumer can expect to buy from or sell to a private individual
- Trade-in value – the amount a dealer would offer for a part exchange with another car with condition adjustments for vehicles in poor, average and excellent condition
- Forecourt price – how much a consumer might expect to pay a dealer.
A premium valuation is available for £2.95. It includes all of the free valuations, together with future values (depreciation) available for cars up to 5 years old, and past values (depreciation) on all cars (where valuations are available), up to 9 years old. It also adds total cost of ownership – running costs including fuel, tax, insurance, service and maintenance and the exact trade-in value.