Likelihood of buying a write-off
Analysis of My Car Check data for the first half of 2016 has revealed the UK used cars most likely to have been written-off.
Nearly a quarter (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.
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.’
|Write-off warnings as a proportion of searches|
|1||Peugeot 208 Active||48.65%|
|2||Ford Fiesta Edge 60||48.57%|
|3||Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition||40.60%|
|4||Honda Civic Es I-vtec||40.00%|
|5||BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics||38.89%|
|6||Nissan Note Acenta||38.71%|
|7||Ford Fiesta Edge||38.46%|
|8||Nissan Micra S Auto||37.84%|
|9||Vauxhall Corsa Sri||37.74%|
|10||Vauxhall Corsa Sxi Ac||37.74%|