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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Advertisement feature: Out with the new, in with the used

Advertisement feature from Black Horse

Despite UK new car sales hitting a 30-year low in 2022, the used car market is gaining more and more momentum. At the end of 2023 alone, it grew 5.5% with almost 1.9 million units changing hands. And electric vehicles (EVs) are playing a major role, with sales soaring by 99.9% in Q3 of 2023, with a record 1.8% market share.

With more and more people turning to electric, and the government setting ambitious aims for all new cars to be zero emissions by 2035, it’s important dealers know the latest information to guide their customers through the transition.

Used cars are on the up

The growth of the used car market is a trend we’ve noticed at Black Horse too. In December 2023, 6.1% of our used car business focused on EVs. Throughout 2023 this increase was evident month-on-month, rising fourfold by the end of the year. This indicates a robust surge in supply as the new car market recovers.1

PHEV and HEV markets are also experiencing growth

Not only did battery electric vehicles increase their percentage market share of the used vehicles market in 2023, plug-in hybrids and hybrids also increased their

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