Does a car previously being a taxi affect its used value?

I have had a 2018 Ford Tourneo Custom for the past 2 and half years. It is a lovely van and we have looked after it (regularly serviced and cleaned). The only issue is, it was a taxi for the first 2 and half years after it was registered. However when we bought it, it only had 28,000 miles on the clock and now it has 54,000. How much does it being a taxi affect the sales price and what do you recommend the best way of selling it? Motorway.Com will not help me sell it, even thought it has a full service history.

Asked on 30 March 2023 by Alan fisher

Answered by David Ross
Although the condition of your Tourneo sounds good, it is fair to say that taxis lead a harder life than conventional cars as they tend to be worked hard, frequently driven in traffic and have to deal with lots of passengers and luggage, which typically affects their value.

Car purchasing companies typically do not offer the best prices, so to get the most value for your money we would suggest selling privately. It is important to be honest about your Tourneo, but a good buyer will see the good condition and low mileage. Look at other examples for sale online to get an idea for a suitable price.
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