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My Car Check Reveals The Riskiest Used Cars

New data released by vehicle check provider mycarcheck.com reveals that the Vauxhall Corsa SXI AC is the riskiest used car to buy in the UK. With 6.25% of all Corsa SXI AC’s checked having both a write-off and an outstanding finance warning, and 39% of all Corsa SXI AC’s having a write-off warning, used cars buyers are reminded about the dangers of not carrying out a vehicle provenance check before agreeing to buy a car.

Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said: “Used buyers should note that Corsa models took three of the top five unwanted positions, with the BMW X5 D Sport Auto and 520d M Sport also prone to double trouble.”

The top 10 riskiest used cars in the UK:

Model

Write-off %

Finance %

Both %

1

Vauxhall Corsa SXI AC

0.3929

0.2143

0.0625

2

BMW X5 D Sport Auto

0.2564

0.1026

0.0598

3

Vauxhall Corsa S Ecoflex

0.2673

0.2574

0.0495

4

BMW 520d M Sport

 0.2087

0.2

0.0435

5

Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

0.4483

0.2759

0.0431

6

Yamaha YZF R125

0.2662

0.1494

0.039

7

Audi A3 S Line TDi

0.2258

0.2258

0.0323

8

Ford Focus Zetec TDCi

0.1574

0.1675

0.0305

9

Peugeot 206 Sport

0.2647

0.0686

0.0294

10

Volkswagen Golf R32

0.2035

0.0872

0.0291

With 1 in 4 vehicles checked on mycarcheck.com having at least one warning, it is essential that anybody looking to buy a used car carries out a vehicle check, as Roger Powell continues: “For the price of a few litres of fuel, we help consumers avoid such costly mistakes and give them confidence that they’re making the right decision.”

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