Best month on record for used imported cars
As 2017 draws to a close, imported used car sales have already eclipsed last year’s total by 2,026 units. Even a poor sales month in December will see a new record year of used imported car registrations – beating 2003’s total of 156,972. Year to date, there’s been 151,552 used car registrations which is an 11.2 per cent increase on the same period last year when 136,345 units had been sold and 2,026 units ahead of 2016’s 12-month total of 149,526. November’s sales total of 14,924 was the best month ever for registrations of used imported cars – beating March 2004’s record of 14,877 registrations. Last month was also up 16.9 per cent compared to November last year. Nineteen of the country’s 22 regions saw a healthy lift in sales compared to the same month last year. Wanganui had an awesome month – up 73.3 per cent, from 75 sales in November 2016 to 130 last month. Thames also performed well compared to the same month last year – up 53.4 per cent with 158 sales.