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Auto Trader Market Report March 2018

Has the finance bubble burst? The Report looks at the major trends in how consumers buy and sell vehicles today, and how these trends will continue to shape the future of the automotive industry.


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Key Findings

82% of car buyers purchasing on finance keep within their set budget

59% of recent car buyers who chose not to go electric say it's due to the upfront expense of electric cars

68% of car buyers spend 68% (£6,900) more on the sticker price of a car when bought on finance than when bought outright

61% of car buyers said that Brexit has had an impact on their car buying behaviour

£200 is the most popular monthly search price on Auto Trader

Just 23% of those buying on finance identified APR as an important consideration when choosing finance

36% of car buyers that purchased on finance did so because they couldn't afford to purchase a car otherwise