Sales figures and market share
The negative press for diesel powered cars over the past year saw a decline in sales of 17.1% compared to the 2016 figures.
Petrol powered car sales actually rose by 2.7% over the same period although the overall new car sales numbers fell by 5.7%.
Economic uncertainty can also contribute to depressed sales but the actual sales numbers are still very high and at 2.5-million cars sold, remain the second highest in a decade.
Remember that our new car price values are rounded off to the nearest £500 and do not include any extras.
Used car generally have a few options fitted so the savings you see below may be even better than they seem.