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Used car buyers 'should act now'

Tue, 10 Feb 2009
People considering buying a used car may need to act quickly to bag the best possible deal, it has been suggested.

Vehicle information group HPI claimed demand for second-hand motors was rising and as a result prices would soon start going up.

It stated the kinds of bargains currently available were the best that had been seen for some time but warned they would not be around forever.

Spokesman for the organisation Martin Keighley said Brits were beginning to show interest in a number of different sectors - from superminis to luxury models.

He stated people currently paying less for their mortgage, fuel, clothes and food than in previous months were enjoying having more disposable income than usual.

Mr Keighley concluded: "Now is the time to bag yourself a used car bargain, just move quickly as good quality stock is getting scarce."

HPI offers a service which checks whether second-hand vehicles have outstanding finance against them.

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