Monday 20 November 2017

Black, German and diesel here's what you are searching for

Black, German and diesel here's what you are searching for
Black, German and diesel here's what you are searching for

Sinead McCann and Bob Flavin

Used car sales are moving fast but before you go on the search you better know what everyone else will be looking for because popular searches reveal we like them Black, German and young.

What do people want in a used car? Well it's got to be black, diesel, registered after 2008, preferably with a 1.4 engine, oh and German.

That's according to the latest statistics from CarsIreland.ie for January, with a whopping 83% of visitors choosing diesel when searching by fuel type, and more than 45% preferring a black car when searching for a particular colour.

The most popular choice of engine was a 1.4l, closely followed by a 1.6 and a 1.2, and the majority of all searches are now for models from 2008 onwards.

German cars topped the wishlist with the BMW 3 Series, Volkswagen Golf and BMW 5 series making up the top three most popular searches, closely followed by the Ford Focus and the Toyota Avensis in fourth and fifth spot.

White was the second most popular colour choice at with just over 20%, followed by silver, red and blue, and of the searches which specified a body type – estates were the most popular choice.

Managing Director of CarsIreland.ie Mick Dillon says: 'In light of the excellent news from the SIMI this week that new car sales are up 30% this month on last year, we are delighted to see a promising recovery in the used market too, with January being a record month for us in terms of unique visitors to our site. We expect this trend to continue and predict 2015 to be a good year for both the new and used market.'

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