Sales of used cars in UK rise to a five-year high

 
Julian Harris
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MORE than 6.8m used cars changed hands in the UK last year with the second-hand market reaching its highest level since 2008, according to new research.

Data giant Experian found that the total number grew despite a 1.18 per cent drop in Greater London.

Sales of new cars have boomed in recent years in the UK, defying a slump in many peer countries. Yesterday’s numbers seem to show that the sales have not harmed the second-hand market.

Ford’s Focus is the most commonly-sold used car.