According to research, within three months of buying a used car half of Brits have found a fault that has had to be repaired.
The online vehicle purchasing company, SellCar, has discovered that on average Brits are forced to spend £182.65 to fix their used car within the first three months of ownership.
But is this the buyers or the sellers fault? With over a quarter of us (28%) having bought a second hand car without even test driving it, perhaps we can only blame ourselves for not doing our research properly. It’s a surprising result given that over half of Brits (51%) admit they are not confident enough in their knowledge of cars to sell or buy a car alone, with 80% preferring to ask a second opinion from someone they trust.
And it’s a trend which is particularly strong amongst women. Only 9% are confident enough to make a decision by themselves compared to 31% of men, whilst over half (58%) of women will seek advice from their other half compared to just a quarter (26%) of men. So if the statistics are to be believed who are we turning to for advice? Certainly not the car dealers, with less than a fifth of Brits (18%) trusting a car salesman.
It seems a lot of issues arise out of jargon used by dealers and there’s a handy buster here