25 Jun 15

LCV Remarketing tips for quiet summer months

The Volkswagen Transporter 140 is My Car Check's Van of the Month. “Particularly those with the electric pack, including air conditioning and sat nav, continue to increase in value. Even with high mileage, they top many buyers' used van shopping lists", says the UK valuation specialist's LCV expert David Hill. As per monthly tradition, the website also imparts a number of remarketing tips. June and July are traditionally slower months for vehicle remarketing, with little stock and little variety, and little profit to be made.

"In terms of small vans, there's Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and a few Peugeot 206 models. We have new model Vauxhall Combos starting to come into the market. There are plenty of Fiat Doblos around and prices are suffering slightly as they're all the same year and mileage. Conversely, volume has dropped on Volkswagen Caddy, easing the pressure on values, but think carefully before buying the lower horsepower ones”.

"Renault Kangoo Maxi models are generally good news, but standard vans are plentiful so values need to be watched. We've also seen some electric vans (EV) in open market. The Nissan ENV-200 performed better than any of the others as they come complete with batteries. Fiat Scudo and its sister models are still good news, with even the older models getting plenty of interest. Nissan NV 200 is now a common sight and has a following”.

Authored by: Frank Jacobs