The used car market saw a decline in demand in the first quarter according to new research
Used cars enquiries fell by 6% and orders fell by 5% compared to the first quarter of 2017, according to lead management group Dealerweb.
The general downward trend was offset slightly by the continued growth in online enquiry volumes.
Dealers saw a year-on-year increase of 11% in web and email leads for new and used vehicles during the first quarter of 2018.
Sales enquiries for new and used cars combined fell by 5%, year-on-year, during the first quarter of 2018.
Orders for new and used cars recorded by UK dealers are also down, by 4% year-on-year, compared to 2017.
Dealerweb analysis suggests the total number of new car orders fell by 3% in the first quarter.