Vauxhall is #1 and Rover is still a thing

Classified ads analysis shows UK’s most popular car brands in the online marketplace in 2016

  • What automotive brands are traded most frequently?
  • Which brands do UK buyers seek when shopping secondhand cars?
Answers to these questions can be found within the data analysis outcomes of Shpock – the boot sale app. A total of 25,000 classified ads in the online market place were taken into account. 

Revenues of used car sales within the UK have totalled at 45.1 billion in past years, an all-time high for this section. These have been and continue to be generated with over 7 million cars changing hands on the UK’s second hand car market every year. The emergence and drastic growth of online marketplaces during the past few years have enabled private owners and buyers to trade even more easily.

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Ranking of the most traded car brands [1]:

1 Vauxhall 11,5%
2 Ford 11,2%
3 VW 9,7%
4 BMW 9,5%
5 Peugeot 5,6%
6 Renault 5,5%
7 Audi 5,2%
8 Honda 5,0%
9 Mercedes 4,4%
10 Toyota 4,0%

Which brands do UK buyers look for when shopping secondhand cars?

1 Ford 16,1%
2 BMW 9,9%
3 Rover 7,9%
4 KIA 7,2%
5 Honda 6,3%
6 VW 5,9%
7 Vauxhall 5,3%
8 Peugeot 5,0%
9 Citroen 4,9%
10 Fiat 3,1%

[1] Analysis of a random sample of 25,000 used cars listed in the UK on the boot sale app Shpock. 

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Shpock is a mobile-first marketplace encouraging people to find joy from selling. The declutterers. The wallet boosters. The eco-conscious. Launched in 2012, Shpock has been downloaded more than 50 million times across Europe making it easy and safe to turn electronics, fashion and (almost) anything else into cash in your pocket. With Shpock’s Secure Delivery feature millions of sellers nationwide can receive payments for items and organise shipping easily, all for free. Zero fees. Zero hassle. Zero reason not to.

  • Shpock is owned by Adevinta, a global family of leading marketplace sites, including France’s Leboncoin and Italy’s Subito. 
  • Winner of Apple’s 'Best of App' award in the category 'Sustainability'
  • Part of Google’s 'Android Excellence Apps'