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Weekly Edition - Published  01 September 2016


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My Car Check reveals 10 cars most likely to have been written off

ANALYSIS of My Car Check data for the 1st ½ of 2016 has revealed the UK used cars most likely to have been written off. Nearly a ¼ (23.67%) of all searches returned a write off warning, with the riskiest models being the Peugeot 208 Active and the Ford Fiesta Edge 60.

Write off warnings as a proportion of searches are as follows:-

1st - Peugeot 208 Active - 48.65%

2nd - Ford Fiesta Edge 60 - 48.57%

3rd - Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition - 40.60%

4th - Honda Civic Es I-vtec - 40.00%

5th - BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics - 38.89%

6th - Nissan Note Acenta - 38.71%

7th - Ford Fiesta Edge - 38.46%

8th - Nissan Micra S Auto - 37.84%

9th - Vauxhall Corsa Sri - 37.74%

10th - Vauxhall Corsa Sxi Ac - 37.74%

Source:- (models with minimum 30 checks between 1 January and 30 June 2016)

Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said:- "Any previously written off vehicle must be viewed with caution, especially when inspecting the quality of repairs. The implications of being involved in a further accident in a car which has not been properly repaired don't bear thinking about. Even leaving the safety aspect aside, previous write offs should generally cost a lot less than a like for like non accident damaged vehicle. In a survey a couple of years ago, 79% of My Car Check customers said they wouldn't buy one. The flipside is that some buyers are happy to look at category C or D write offs and use the data to push for a price reduction."

With information from the police, DVLA, insurers and finance houses, My Car Check holds comprehensive data on every vehicle on UK roads; things that buyers should be aware of before making an offer.

CDL Vehicle Information Services, which owns My Car Check, performs over a million look ups a day for companies including:- Auto Express, Compare The Market, Go-Compare, Money Super Market, Swift Cover, Tesco and What Car?


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