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Desperate Seller

September 22, 2011 05:24 ET

BMW Most Purchased Used Car in August, Says Top UK Car Selling Website

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2011) - The latest statistics released by Desperate Seller, one of the UK's premier websites advertising used cars for sale show that BMW took the top spot during the month of August as the most popular searched for used car. The German car manufacturer held off competition from Volkswagen and July's most popular brand, Nissan. Visitor data shows that BMW is now the most popular used car manufacturer on the site during 2011.

BMW cars were the most viewed car on the website with the most preferred model being the X5, a luxury 4x4 at the higher end of BMV's range. Analysts have considered the popularity of the X5 surprising considering the resurgence of economic anxiety in Europe and fuel prices reaching record highs. With prices for new models starting at £45,005 rising to £80,795, and fuel economy of 38mpg on the combined cycle, the X5 is anything but a budget vehicle.

That being said, a recent survey of 600 parents revealed that the X5 was the car that most would choose to do the 'school run' in. The X5 beat competition from environmentally-conscious models such as the Toyota Prius and the 2011 Car of the Year, Nissan Leaf.

The next popular car on the website in August was the BMW 3 series convertible, highlighting the seasonality of the market. It is a peculiar fact, considering our infamous dissatisfaction with the weather, that in the UK we buy more convertible cars per capita than any other European country. According to Desperate Seller's latest statistics, this unexpected love affair looks to be enduring.

About Desperate Seller

DesperateSeller.co.uk is a leading UK website advertising used cars for sale and car leasing contracts. Since its inception, DesperateSeller.co.uk has grown to become a reputed online community that features over 200,000 second hand cars for sale within its exclusive network of car classifieds.

The website operates an innovative car advertising model, known as the 'Advert Accelerator' system. The system submits just one classified advertisement across a number of websites for a fixed fee, ultimately saving each customer a significant sum of money and increasing the advertisements' visibility.

And for those looking for specific make, model, age or colour of car, DesperateSeller.co.uk also conveniently incorporates an advanced search and compare facility to effectively filter through the hundreds and thousands of listed used cars.

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