Every deleted kilometre is worth up a few cents. This is how much you lose if you buy one of the popularly clocked models such as a Volkswagen Passat or Opel Astra. This may not be a lot of money but the calculation is simple: with every 100,000 km of clocked mileage, the car is sold at a few dozen thousand more than it’s actually worth.
AutoDNA reports are based on billions of records regarding vehicle history, repairs, damage, inspections and mileage. From this great fountain of knowledge we’ve pulled the 2020 total write-off statistics which will be of use to anyone looking for a used car.
“The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the interest of drivers in ad websites (60% during the epidemic vs 90% normally) of the car market.
“Modern car sale ads must be transparent and must not lie. This is how they should stand out from hundreds or even thousands of similar ads. Buyers can’t waste time reading almost identical descriptions; that’ll make them lose their motivation to search altogether.”
Among new models of a given car brand in the second half of 2021, you may come across vehicles whose model year is 2022. If you do, know this: it won’t be a typo. Model year can start some before the manufacture year.