- In 2019, more than 2.2 million used cars were sold
- Best-selling used vehicles range from 10 years
In Spain, second-hand vehicle buying and selling operations are becoming more and more common according to 2019 data. According to the National Association of Motor Vehicle and Repair and Spare Vehicle Sellers ( GANVAM) , they were marketed in 2019 about 2.2 million used cars.
Transfers of used vehicles grew by 5.3% according to the dealer's association, Faconauto . Models between 3 and 5 years old are driving the market and vehicles older than 10 years are still the best sellers.
Did you know? 10.85% of the loans are requested for the purchase of used cars and that the fifth part of the budget that goes into a home is destined to vehicles. According to the Ine, it becomes an average of between 5,000 to 7,000 euros per year in everything that the vehicle itself entails such as maintenance, revisions, gasoline, cleaning, taxes, parking ...
Advantages of buying a used vehicle:
The economic savings compared to a new car. The estimate is 40%
Most of the vehicles come from renting, which means adjusted mileage, guaranteed maintenance, revisions, etc ...
Important: As GANVAM reminds us, used vehicles have a guarantee that is included in the regulations of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007 in which the seller is the one who must respond to said guarantee. In this case, the responsibility is reduced to six months from the delivery of the vehicle.
Check and ask about the condition of the tires, if they have made changes to the timing belt, check the doors, fluids, windows, lights, windshield, etc ... However, if mechanical knowledge is scarce, the best thing is take him to a specialist.
On many occasions appearances can be deceiving and it is best to make sure of the condition of the vehicle and check it both inside and out.
The last step before buying the vehicle is the documentation. It is essential that all the papers are in order, original documentation, ITV in order and check if you have any embargo, debt, fine, etc ... At the Traffic Authority they will give you all the necessary information.