Age of Fleet Falls As Imports At All-Time High

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (November 29th) that the age of the fleet in Ireland is falling while the size of the imported fleet reaches an all-time high. Cartell.ie first tracked the average age of all native private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) for each month between 1999 and 2017. Between January 2017 and November […]

Irish Diesel Owners Could Get Trade-In Bonus

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (16th August) on the numbers of Diesel Euro 4 (EU4) emission standard vehicles and below in the Irish fleet that could be entitled to a trade-in bonus. With reports in the media that some vehicle manufacturers are set to introduce diesel scrappage schemes to incentivise the roll-out of […]

Finance Levels Way Up As PCPs Expire And Hit The Market

Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 12.5% – up from 11.5% in January and 9.5% in June 2016. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than in 2016. From a sample of […]

AA Warns Car Buyers Of New Mileage “Lowballing” Scam

When buying a car many motorists will look at how many miles the car has driven in order to understand its current condition. However, while most will view a higher mileage as a bad sign the AA is warning that low mileage may not always be a good thing, after coming across a number of […]

Used Car Market Breaks One Million In 2016

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports that used transactions for private cars were in excess of 1 million transactions in 2016 – the highest level since Cartell started recording results. Cartell.ie considered all transactions for private cars (including imports) in the market in 2016 including private to private sales, imported by private, trade to […]

New Cars Driving More Miles Than Pre-Recession

Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports that annual mileage in newer cars is increasing as the country recovers. The average annualised mileage travelled by a car 5 years-of-age or less (“newer cars”) in 2016 is 21,028 KMs. This represents an increase of 7.1% over the equivalent figure for 2008 (19,635 KMs). Cartell.ie compared the average annual […]

New Vehicle Sales Set To Eclipse Total For 2014

Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (July 17) that new vehicle sales so far this year are set to eclipse last year’s total – with more than 5 months of the year remaining. There have been 118,083 New Vehicle Sales (all types) in the year to date. Last year’s total was 119,172. The month of […]

“Clocking” Set To Be Criminalised On Wednesday

Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie today (January 13) welcomes the news that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is set to move amendments to the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013 on Wednesday which will introduce the offence of “interference with the odometer of a motor vehicle” into Irish law. That legislation is already […]

Clocking Rate Still Above 10%: National Mileage Register (NMR) Hits 10 Million

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie reports today (30 October 2013) that the rate of clocking in Ireland is still above 10% although it has reduced marginally this year. The rate is now 10.5% down from a rate of 11% in January. The figure of 10.5% is based on a sample size in excess of 50,000 from a data-set […]

2014 May be Bumper Year for Car Sales: Research Points to Two-Tier Auto Market

Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie reports today (02 October 2013) that 2014 may be a bumper year for new vehicle sales given the right incentives – due to an overhang of 42,000 vehicles which ordinarily would have traded-up in a pre-recessionary market environment. In the biggest research sample of its kind Cartell.ie reports the recession has created a […]

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