21 Jun, 2024

Four used car brands you can sell for a profit are revealed by motors dealers – and they’re all from the same country

FOUR used car brands that sell for a profit have been revealed by a motors dealer – and they’re all from the same country.

Kenny Martin owns Competition Cars and Classics in Salem, Virginia.

Kenny Martin says Japanese-made Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Subaru's should be at the top of any car flipper's list

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Kenny Martin says Japanese-made Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Subaru’s should be at the top of any car flipper’s list
Cars like the Subaru Forester, a Japanese car, should be at the top of any car flipper's list

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Cars like the Subaru Forester, a Japanese car, should be at the top of any car flipper’s listCredit: Getty

The petrol head says Japanese-made Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Subaru’s should be at the top of any car flipper’s list.

Sharing his top tips on TikTok, he explained: “The reason that I sell so many of those cars and buy so many of them is because frankly, I don’t have to spend much money on them.

“I don’t mind if they have a lot of miles.”

He said he’s got a 2012 Honda Civic with 257,000 miles on the clock.

But despite the monstrous mileage, he has no doubt it could still take him “coast to coast” and would be snapped up by the next person.

He also offered some personal thoughts on the car makes.

If you’re after reliability, Kenny reckoned motorists should snap

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Difficult start to 2024 for used BEVs

06 February 2024

Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) experienced a difficult January across many of Europe’s major used-car markets. Autovista Group experts consider powertrain performances, including residual value (RV) trends and days to sell.

RVs of all-electric models presented as a percentage of the original list price (%RV), experienced a troubled start to 2024. Set against a market average covering all powertrains, BEVs retained considerably less value across a number of European countries.

The biggest gap was recorded in Italy, where all-electric models only retained 37.8% of their new-car value after three years and 60,000km. Meanwhile, the average across all powertrains in the country sat at 55%.

BEVs saw a similar performance in the UK, with value retention levels at 38.4%, while the total market average sat at 53.3%. Used all-electric cars retained 41.7% of their value in Germany while all powertrains averaged 51.6%.

The electric powertrain saw %RVs hit 47.3% in Austria, compared with 53% across

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