Used car demand is up! These are the best cars to buy, and the worst ones to sell

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2021 Ford Ranger FX4
2021 Ford Ranger FX4
Caylene Valentyn | Media House Made


Whether we're talking about petrol, electricity or indeed cars, there's no escaping the fact prices tend to rise over time - sometimes incrementally and sometimes with a little more vigour. The latter is happening in many used car markets around the globe at the moment, including in South Africa.

This phenomenon has been driven in part by a reduction in available used car stock, with the effects of earlier lockdown-related interruptions to new vehicle production and sales as well as the sustained global semiconductor shortage - the effects of which are starting to trickle down to the used market.

While AutoTrader's figures show the average listed price of the 10 most enquired about vehicles climbed by about R30 000 in the first six months of 2021 compared to the last six of the preceding year, not every body style was impacted to the same extent. So, which types of vehicles are good to buy right now?

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