Used car prices fall in April
Compact executives were the best bargain for buyers as their prices dropped by an average of 2.6%.
The only category to see any price rise was MPVs, where prices rose by 0.3%.
Across all categories, the price of petrol cars fell more than diesel. The average price of used petrol cars fell by 1.2% while diesel cars fell by 0.6%.
Retained values in April 2013 have stayed very similar to those in April 2012. One-year-old cars have retained 69.3% of their value, while three-year-old cars have retained 52.4% and five-year-old cars 38%.
4x4s retained the most of their value after one year at 78% while MPVs retained the least at 64.5%.
To find out the value of your car head to the What Car? Used Car Valuations tool.
Great-value used buys based on What Car? figures:
Best buys – compact executive
Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Sport
'10/60, 17,600 miles, £18,990
Bargain 1-year-old nearly new MPV
Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi Ecoflex 110 Excite
'62/13, 1170 miles, £14,699 (A saving of over £8000 on list price)
By Matthew Burrow