It seems 4×4 pick-ups have seen a significant increase in value in recent weeks.
According to BCA General Manager – Commercial Vehicles, Duncan Ward, “Well-specified 4x4s are in demand and examples with leather, satellite navigation, chrome trim, alloy wheels, metallic paint and popular extras like searchlight bars are making exceptional money. Buyers are not so concerned about the age and mileage, providing vehicles are in good, clean condition. Presentation remains important, however, and damaged examples need to be sensibly valued to generate interest.”
Duncan Ward added, “The 4×4 double-cab sector is reaching a wider audience than previously, with caravanners and rural pursuits enthusiasts enjoying the pulling power and sure-footedness these vehicles offer, as well as the extra space. However, buyer interest has risen sharply since the weather deteriorated in November and December. There are many self-employed owner operators whose businesses are completely dependent on being mobile every day. When their traditional commercial vehicle is stuck at base defeated by the snow they inevitably start looking at a 4×4 as a logical alternative.”