Accident History the Top Concern for Used Car Buyers

The factors that customers consider most when buying a used car are the vehicle's accident history, price and mileage, in that order, a survey released on Thursday shows.

In the online survey by used car retailer SK Encar of 449 visitors to its website, 67.5 percent said the car's accident history was the most important thing to check, for reasons of safety and reliability.

Some 11.6 percent said price was the most important factor, with many of these respondents in their 20s and 30s.

The other answers included mileage (5.8 percent), exterior/interior maintenance (5.6 percent), year of production (2.9 percent) and depreciation rate (1.1 percent).

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 18, 2011 08:18 KST