Ford Focus was Cardiff’s most sold used car during the pandemic, revealed by Motorway.co.uk, the UK’s fastest-growing online marketplace for used cars.
Motorway analysed all the cars sold on its platform during the pandemic, between March 2020 and February 2021, and found that more people in Cardiff have sold a Ford Focus on the platform than any other car in the last year.
It was closely followed by the BMW 5 Series and the Audi A3, proving Cardiff residents have varied tastes when it comes to car ownership. The Volkswagen Golf came top overall in the UK – as well as in London, Leeds and Edinburgh – in the last year.
Best electric dreams
With the steady rise in popularity of electric cars, UK drivers are spoiled for choice when choosing which EV to go for – from Tesla to Renault, there’s an EV for all tastes and budgets. But the Nissan Leaf took first place in Wales with more of this model being sold online than any other electric car in the last 12 months. The Nissan Leaf is also the most sold EV in the UK.
Most expensive motors
The UK’s most expensive used car in the Motorway Carometer was a Lamborghini Huracan, located North of the Surrey Hills, which sold for £172,250. And in Cardiff it was another Lamborghini Huracan that came out trumps, selling for over £143k and placing 3rd in the most expensive cars sold during the pandemic in the UK. A Porsche 911 in Cardiff also placed 5th overall in the UK, selling for over £112k.
Tom Leathes, CEO of Motorway, said,“While sales of new cars continue to fall and consumers have avoided public transport to stay safe, the used car market has seen incredible growth over the past year. Our data shows which cars have proved to be the most popular to sell this year.
“Cars like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are consumer favourites and really hold their value in the used car market, with lots of people seeking them out. It’s also great to see just how many used electric cars are being bought and sold right now – the demand for electric cars is growing fast and people are realising they can now pick up some great used EV models without breaking the bank on a new one.”
The weird and wonderful
While black, white and grey are still the most in-demand colours, cream, pink and turquoise aren’t big sellers. However, when it comes to selling cars, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, with an orange Audi TTS in Cardiff selling for £21,225 and a yellow Ford Ecosport in Swansea going for £14k.