When it comes to buying a car these days, reliability is one of the primary factors that drivers are taking into consideration; this is a lot to do with the fact that the world is going through the longest period of financial depression since the great Wall Street crash.
We also take other factors into account when it comes to buying cars these days such as insurance costs, the cost of the car and fuel efficiency but the manufacturers that are doing really well at the moment are the ones that are known for building reliable cars.
It was not so obvious before but these days it is the Japanese used cars that are doing really well and this is down to the fact that they are faring well in the reliability tests. We are seeing many of the old favourites such as Audi and Volkswagon taking a back seat to some of the Japanese models.
German engineering has been replaced by Japanese design as the number one reason quoted for buying motive when selecting a used car by consumers in a recent market research poll. Regular servicing and the cost of it is also very worrying for customers.
While many companies are striving to make the breakthrough in to the electric vehicle market, fuel economy has also played its part in the decision process of many used car purchases. Mitsubishi has just released news of its i-MiEV which is reported to be a zero emissions electric car that is to be a real contender in the market. We really can see how the attitude to the electric car market is changing with London’s electric car power point roll out.
The average car buyer in the UK is much more price conscious than before especially because of the 20% VAT on fuel and the increased price of spare parts because of VAT increases.
On the lookout for for great cars, then Mitsubishi are your ultimate choice for your dream vehicle