Ukrainians buy used cars at exorbitant prices

26 July 2013 13:23  8441729 042443
Українці купують вживані автомобілі втридорога

Prices for cars at the secondary market of Ukraine are two or three times higher than prices in neighboring countries. For example, in Poland, you can buy SkodaOctavia almost twice cheaper than in our country, and Lanos there is more than six times cheaper. This is reported by analysts of the personal ads site Slando, who studied prices of used cars in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.

To compare the prices, analysts of the Slando selected three "popular" car models: SkodaOctavia 1.6 FSI 2004-2006 years of manufacture and mileage of 80-120 thousand km, Daewoo Lanos 1.5 SE2000-2002, with mileage of 300-400 thousand km, and VolkswagenGolf 1.6 FSI 2006 with a mileage of up to 100 thousand km. The proposals were monitored on free ads sites,,, and

The results were as follows:







Octavia 1.6 FSI

$ 6800

$ 7500

$ 6000

$ 5500

$ 12,000

Lanos 1.5 SE

$ 1700

$ 800

$ 1600

$ 1500

$ 5000

VW Golf 1.6 FSI

$ 7000

$ 7500

$ 5600

$ 6500

$ 13,500

As can be seen from the comparison, in Ukraine prices for used cars are inflated at least twice. Some cars in neighboring countries can be bought more than six times cheaper!

The countries with the lowest prices for cars were Bulgaria and Romania, and in Poland prices for cars are higher than in the neighboring countries.

According to analysts of the Slando, the average age of old cars at the secondary market of Ukraine is 14 years old. The average price is $ 8,500. The most popular brands are VAZ, Daewoo and Volkswagen, and models - Daewoo Lanos, ChevroletAveo and VAZ 21099.

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