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Cost of second-hand cars at '15-month low'

The South-West is the cheapest place in the UK to buy a used car Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Used car prices are now at a 15-month low but some regions are missing out on the good deals.

Prices of second-hand cars dipped by an average of 1.71% between November and December, according to advice site UsedCarExpert.co.uk.

The average price for a used car is now £8,540 - the lowest figure since September 2011.

But while buyers in South-West England are now paying an average of only £6,951 for a second-hand car, those in North-East England are having to fork out as much as £10,805 on average.