Why are nearly new cars so cheap?

There are quite a few 2015 B Max cars available with very low mileage spread across different garages in the country eg: a 1.4 Zetec (my preference) with 151 miles on for £10,980 which is at least £2000 off the new price. However when you look at the details for all of these cars it says "comprehensively reconditioned". Any idea what that's all about? Why would a new car having done only 151 miles need to be "comprehensively reconditioned".?

Asked on 29 January 2016 by Mike Hearn

Answered by Honest John
Yes. Ford Direct is Ford's refurb centre at Tilbury docks that takes short lease and ex-rental cars and comprehensively cleans them up, repairing any minor damage, so they can be sold under the Ford Direct banner. One of my Ford Direct cars that got passed into the family lasted nine years with normal maintenance and only a couple of very minor issues.
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