The 10 cars most likely to have been written-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.


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%


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

 “Any previously written-off vehicle must be viewed with caution, especially when inspecting the quality of repairs” says Roger Powell,  Head of My Car Check

“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.”

31st August, 2016

Author: wheelsforwomen

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