MyCarCheck.com/Trade's LCV expert, David Hill, commented: ''The LCV market was up to speed from the first day back in January, and just kept on going. This immediate return to brisk business was even faster than anticipated, and we see it continuing well into March. Prices will stay strong as the trade is desperate for clean stock.
''Caution must be the watchword for traders as the slightest bit of volume from one manufacturer can lead to a sizeable price slip. We witnessed this recently at a sale with a dozen new shape Vauxhall Combos. The prices were 30% down on guide values and only the lower mileage ones stirred any interest.
''In general, small vans are still OK. There are some Ford Fiesta vans around which are finding homes at the first time of asking, and the trade is happy to pay trade money for them. Anything with some specification is straight up to ready to retail value. Vauxhall Astra van values are still slipping as the model looks a little dated compared to other marques.''