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September's fastest sellers are spacious family cars that offer great value


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This month's top five list of fastest selling cars, from valuations firm Glass's, is dominated by best-value family cars.

parking lot of part exchange carsOf the used cars sold in September, models such as the Chevrolet Orlando and the Dacia Duster were the fastest sellers, showing that there's still plenty of appetite among consumers for spacious family cars that provide value for money.

The Orlando, which has made the top five for several months in a row, finally came out on top in September. According to Glass's, the age and mileage of the cars suggests that these are "ex-Motability vehicles finishing a three-year contract with lovely low mileage". Sales of the models recorded an average time to sale of just 26 days, said the firm.

Second came the Dacia Duster, which also climbed up the rankings, from fifth spot to second in September, showing 27.5 days to sale. These are excellent value for money, with an average sale price of £10,705 for a 13-month-old car.
Their average age implies that the vehicles are either short-term PCP or ex-rental units that have come to the market explains head of valuations Rupert Pontin.

Third place was claimed by the Mazda5 MPV, viewed as a "reliable and spacious family wagon", which traded at an average age of just over six years old.

Peugeot's "likeable" 307CC coupe-cabriolet came fourth in Glass's Hot 5 – the oldest car in this month's list. Its benefits outweigh any issues, such as the lure of its four seats and the option of having the roof down. At an average price of just £3,431, as a second car the 307CC is "hard to beat", says Pontin.

And finally comes the Ford Grand C-Max, a "fantastic family car". This is the most expensive car to make the list. Again, the age of mileage of these would suggest that models are end of PCP or ex-Motability cars.

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