Since the pandemic, there has been an increase in the prices of used cars, which sometimes exceed those of new models! This increase is due to a significant slowdown in the production of new cars. Indeed, the pandemic has seen, among many shortages, a lack of semiconductors which has caused delays in the automotive production chain, according to yahoo finance.

Buying second-hand or third-hand cars has the advantage of guaranteeing the buyer the receipt of his vehicle as soon as possible, while waiting for the factory to leave can last for months these days… More people are also turning to the second-hand market as they need to replace their non-ZFE (low emission zone) compliant car. There is therefore more demand for used cars, which drives up prices.

Indeed, the preferences of the French in terms of automobile vary from one place to another in the territory. In fact, the topography and infrastructure of a region have a great influence on the choice of vehicle of its inhabitants. This is how 4x4s are, for example, very popular in mountainous environments: in Corsica, in the Jura, in the Vosges, in the Alps and in the Pyrenees, according to Le Parisien.

In Guyana, the popularity of the Mercedes E-class can be explained by the need for taxi cars, which provide connections between cities. The economic advantage of using a certain model, its availability or even its notoriety are the factors that are taken into account in the choice of buyers. Find below the 5 favorite used car models of French people across France, according to a study by Le Parisien based on Leboncoin figures.