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Inside Private Sale - Getting the Best Price
1. The Best Time to Sell Your Car
2. Ask the Right Price
3. Where to Advertise
4. Writing the Ad
5. Presenting the Car
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The Best Time to Sell Your Car

Take advantage of seasonality in the used car market to sell your car quickly and efficiently.

MONTH MARKET ACTIVITY A GOOD TIME TO SELL
January Starting to pick up 4x4s
February Medium 4x4s
March Busy; lots of trade-ins about due to new registration year Family cars
April Very busy, especially Easter weekend Convertibles; sports cars; family cars
May Tailing off Convertibles; MPVs; larger family cars
June Quieter Convertibles; MPVs; larger family cars
July Very quiet - holidays Convertibles; sports cars; larger family cars/MPVs
August Very quiet - holidays  
September Busy; lots of used cars about as motorists swap for latest registration plate Family cars
October Medium Family cars
November Tailing off 4x4s
December Quietest month of the year. Wait a month or two. 4x4s