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Cheapest Cars in UK

The South West is the cheapest place to buy a second-hand car in the UK. While buyers in the region 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.

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Come to the South West - it's the cheapest place to buy a used car

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

The South West is the cheapest place to buy a second-hand car in the country. While buyers in the region 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.

Used car prices are now at their lowest for 15 months. The average price for a used car is now £8,540 - the lowest figure since September 2011.

Prices of second-hand vehicles dipped by an average of 1.71% between November and December last year.

As motorists face rising prices in insurance and fuel, it certainly pays motorists to shop around to get the best used-car deal - which will probably be in the South West.

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