Why are used automatic cars more expensive to buy?

Why are small used car automatics so much more expensive than the equivalent manual models?

Asked on 4 August 2022 by Geoff Batey

Answered by Andrew Brady
Automatic cars are more complex and seen as more premium than manual cars, so they're more expensive to buy (both new and secondhand). Small used automatics are rarer than manuals but also in high demand (particularly with older drivers, or younger ones with an auto-only licence). That pushes up prices.
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