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Jeep patriot tops Glass's fastest selling list

Date: 12 December 2013   |   Author: Will Stretton

Jeep Patriot takes an average of 25.6 days to sell on Glass's used car listings

The Jeep Patriot has taken first place in Glass's league of fastest selling cars for November - having moved from fifth place the previous month - taking an average of 25.6 days to sell. It is followed by Audi's A1 in second place with 31.4 days to sell, and the Hyundai ix35 in third at 31.5 days.

Crossovers and SUVs featured strongly in the latest top 10, including the Volkswagen Sharan, the Lexus RX300 and the BMW X3.

"The number of 4x4 models at the top of the league is no surprise for this time of year." said Rupert Pontin, Chief Car Editor at Glass's. "In fact they have largely remained popular throughout the entire year, despite a great summer and relatively mild weather conditions for early winter.

"On the whole, this month's top ten is made up of cars from niche markets rather than run of the mill mainstream models from mass market sectors," Pontin continued "It's a sign of the times really, there is an increasing trend for buyers to want to be different and stand out, and they are choosing cars that help them to do this."

Conversely, on the worst performing list, convertibles such as the MG TF and the Volkswagen Golf Convertible made an appearance while Mercedes-Benz fared poorly once again following their standings in October's list.

In particular, three of their models were among those featured on the list, including the E-Class with an average of 72.5 days, the SL-Class at 79.2 days and the R-Class which came last, taking an average of 140.4 days to sell. 

"I'm surprised to see the R-Class at the bottom of the league, it's a very competent car and until now has had a good following" said Pontin. "I suspect this pattern could be a volume issue, combined with the fact it's an expensive car to run.
"Three convertibles is not a surprise, especially with the MG as it is unreliable and there are plenty of them around. The Golf is a surprise however, as it's an excellent all weather car and usually sells well all year round."