Are used cars cheaper up north??

Are used cars cheaper up north??

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v1paul

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723 posts

160 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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I've noticed that whenever I look at used cars online most of the bargains I see seem to be up north. Is there any reason for this or is it just coincidence that I've seen more bargains up north?

blank

3,150 posts

172 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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'cause oop north, most folk can't afford cars, and the rich folk who can are still disgustingly poor to those south of Watford Gap, so it seems cheap to a southerner who is used to a house made of gold and bathing in goat's milk. Horse and carts are relatively expensive oop north though, so it's swings and roundabouts.

Edited by blank on Monday 21st September 16:05

briSk

14,291 posts

210 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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i think mainstealers are.

by 'up north' i am not sure but the north east does seem to have bargains... and so does 'south wales' (to generalise!).

and bristol seems to have cheap jap imports (which makes sense because that's where they come in...).

edited to say btw i don;t think bristol and SWales are in 'the north'..!

Edited by briSk on Monday 21st September 16:06

briSk

14,291 posts

210 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).

Busa_Rush

6,930 posts

235 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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Watford ? Cheap cars ?

Not that I've noticed smile

lazyitus

19,924 posts

250 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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briSk said:
..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).
Is that a nickname for Glasgow ?

snotrag

13,714 posts

195 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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I have noticed that there seems to be a higher percentage of 'young lads' type cars that come from the north of Scotland, Aberdeen, dundee etc, perhaps cos theres nothing else to do?

Subarus, Golf GTI's, that sort of thing.

G_T

16,106 posts

174 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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briSk said:
..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).
Yes.

Small market and large distance to travel does it.

Baffled Spoon

5,235 posts

178 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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briSk said:
..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).
I've noticed this too. That's why I sold my car in Glasgow and bought my next car in Leeds.

Edited by Baffled Spoon on Monday 21st September 17:08

soad

31,686 posts

160 months

Monday 21st September 2009
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blank said:
'cause oop north, most folk can't afford cars, and the rich folk who can are still disgustingly poor to those south of Watford Gap, so it seems cheap to a southerner who is used to a house made of gold and bathing in goat's milk. Horse and carts are relatively expensive oop north though, so it's swings and roundabouts.
rofl

Weso

399 posts

188 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2009
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G_T said:
briSk said:
..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).
Yes.

Small market and large distance to travel does it.
This is odd, as I know a couple of traders that buy all their stock in Scotland and ship it down here (Norwich) as they can buy them so much cheaper up there.
Don't know where they are buying though, auction probably.
Wes

andrew311

5,220 posts

161 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2009
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In the sunny Lake District 2nd hand private sales always seem to be over priced so I’ve always travelled to get the car for the price I wanted to pay.

emicen

8,142 posts

202 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2009
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Weso said:
G_T said:
briSk said:
..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).
Yes.

Small market and large distance to travel does it.
This is odd, as I know a couple of traders that buy all their stock in Scotland and ship it down here (Norwich) as they can buy them so much cheaper up there.
Don't know where they are buying though, auction probably.
Wes
Buy performance from England and take it home to Scotland.
Buy small car car from Scotland and take it home to England.

Dont know about middle road family / repmobile things.

bp1

773 posts

192 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2009
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briSk said:
..and another thing.. i think things DO often seem to get a bit dearer in scotland (scarcity..??).
Yup, all my current cars were bought on the south coast, significantly cheaper than what local prices were when I was looking. In Scar City that is wink

eldar

19,559 posts

180 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2009
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andrew311 said:
In the sunny Lake District 2nd hand private sales always seem to be over priced so I’ve always travelled to get the car for the price I wanted to pay.
True if you stick to the posh bits. Cheaper in the less classy bits to the west, but not too much choice.

cj_eds

1,567 posts

205 months

Wednesday 23rd September 2009
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The Aberdeen area is distorted I'd say - lots of oil money, especially in young people or young families resulting in a good supply of fast cars.

I'm busy looking at changing cars and have been for a few months and there is definitely market variations across the country but they also depend on what cars you're looking at. Some regions definitly succumb to the "keeping up with the neighbour" and others are far better at make do and mend which effects the cars that are being sold to them or also whats being traded in.
The effects of that must have bigger effects now as well as more people can't afford their car finance or can't afford the new car they always bought themselves every 2 years etc.