A research carried out by OnePoll on behalf of the RAC has revealed that used car-buyers in the UK put quality and safety at the top of their wish-lists. It was announced that 75% of those asked, thought that they would be sold a used vehicle of low quality and potentially be exploited by second-hand car salespeople.
Although the credit crunch has put new cars out of reach for many people in the UK – 60% of those questioned said that a new car would be unaffordable – 36% held the view that a new car would lose it value too quickly anyway, so would not be worth the financial outlay.
One of the main concerns illustrated by the survey was car safety. Many people are worried that their car could be unsafe to drive, with 41% displaying concern about driving a car with no warranty.