The used car market declined by just 0.7% so far in 2017, amended figures have shown - significantly less than the 5.1% year-to-date decline reported earlier this month.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders issued miscalculated numbers for the second quarter of this year that suggested used car transactions had slumped by 13.5% from the same period in 2016; a drop of nearly 300,000 transactions.
But the organisation said an algorithm issue meant the numbers were wrong. New statistics show that the market actually remained steady.
This mirrored the new car market, where output has remained strong despite fears of economic uncertaity hampering demand.
SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes has been placing pressure on the Government to ensure that a good Brexit deal is made to secure continued success.
“Although the market remains at an exceptionally high level, given the softening we’ve seen in registrations of new cars in more recent months, looking ahead it is vital that the Government secures the conditions that will maintain consumer and business confidence if we are to see both markets continue to prosper," he said.
The top ten used cars in the second quarter of 2017 are:
1 Ford Fiesta - 83,222 sales
2 Ford Focus - 74,477 sales
3 Vauxhall Corsa - 72,341 sales
4 Vauxhall Astra - 65,186 sales
5 Volkswagen Golf - 54,773 sales