Many people in the UK like to buy and sell cars for a living, and earn their money from the profit they make. It’s quite an interesting choice of career, because you get to meet all sorts of weird and wonderful people in the course of your dealings, and you have the opportunity to do something different every day.
For example, one day you could be showing interested parties around the cars you have for sale, the next you could be getting the cars organised for MOTs and services, and the best thing about being a car trader is that you are your own boss!
Like with anything that people buy and sell on a regular basis, there is going to be more demand for some items than there are for others, and in car sales this same rule applies. Car traders are going to be more inclined to buy and sell only the most popular cars out there rather than some obscure cars that people have either never heard of before, or might not want to buy.
If you are about to get into the car sales game and you want the lowdown on the best cars you should be focusing your efforts on, then you need to check out these 7 examples!
Ford Focus (1998 to 2005)
The first generation Ford Focus is very popular with British motorists and is available in hatchback and estate flavours. There is also a saloon version, but they weren’t particularly popular in the UK, so it’s best to avoid those.
Vauxhall Astra (1998 to 2004)
Cheap to buy and ultra reliable, the fourth generation Vauxhall Astra is a great small family car that has some great extras as standard such as electric windows, air conditioning, and power steering.
Vauxhall Corsa (2000 to 2006)
A popular hatchback driven by British motorists since 1993, the Vauxhall Corsa is a reliable little car that people of all ages would be happy to drive around in. The three-door models will appeal more to younger drivers while the five-door models offer better practicality for those with kids or pets.
Volkswagen Polo (2002 to 2009)
The Volkswagen Polo is a supermini that has been on our roads since 1975, with the fourth generation hatchback model being one of the more affordable and popular models to buy and sell on the secondhand car market.
Volkswagen Golf (2003 to 2008)
The fifth generation Volkswagen Golf is a much-loved German hatchback and is popular for small families as well as those seeking a small yet practical car for a variety of purposes.
Audi TT (1998 to 2006)
If you are looking to sell at least one model of coupe, you should opt for the first generation Audi TT. They have come down a lot in price these days, making them an attractive buy on the secondhand car market.
Ford Fiesta (2002 to 2009)
No popular secondhand car list would be complete without including the iconic Ford Fiesta supermini! The one to buy and sell is the fifth generation.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, now that you know what are the UK’s most popular cars, and I assume you know how to sell your car on the secondhand car market, you will be making lots of money in no time!