Vehicle History Check Cartell.ie was delighted our recent story on vehicle retirements featured nationwide in national and local media. Readers will remember our story highlighted how 2016 presents an opportunity for increased car sales as 130,000 vehicles are expected to retire from the fleet this year – up 12% on last year.
We particularly liked the story in the Clonmel Nationalist which featured our news and which displayed a great photo with the caption:
Michael English from Pallasgreen getting his new Honda Accord 161 from Denis Kinane Motors Thurles, pictured with his old 2000 Honda Accord with 350,000 miles on the clock.”
In the story Cartell.ie looked at the natural rate of attrition of the fleet by registration year (“retirements”) and concluded that more vehicles will leave the fleet this year in key registration years which recorded high numbers of new car sales in their day.
For example, Cartell.ie said market patterns indicated 16.5% (17,546) of all current privately registered vehicles from 2000 are expected to leave the fleet this year. There are still 106,339 privately registered vehicles from the year 2000 live in the fleet. The year 2000 was an all-time-record-year for new car sales.
We thought the story and picture in the Clonmel Nationalist was great and we wanted to share it with our readers!