Granted, we get a ton of inquiries for new cars all the time, but it’s also interesting to see how the used car market is. As the first listicle covering this topic, we’ll just say that there are quite a number of surprising entries on this list. We’ve assembled a list of the top 10 most inquired-for vehicles on AutoDeal.com.ph’s used car listings.
Editor’s note: The scores are tallied based on the individual listing on the site. The more inquiries that individual listing gets, the higher it ranks. Please note that this list doesn’t wholly reflect the popularity of these used cars on the second-hand market. The data collected is squarely based on data gathered from inquiries made for the individual listings on AutoDeal.com.ph by real car buyers looking for these vehicles.
The number one most inquired-for used model is: A 2016 Ford EcoSport Trend AT
Who would have guessed that Ford’s now-discontinued subcompact crossover would be the top-ranked used car on AutoDeal’s used car listings? It’s interesting to see as well because the 2016 model year for the EcoSport wasn’t really its greatest year. After gaining some notoriety because of the transmission, the EcoSport’s resale value plummeted, which could have spurred an interest in the model. Regardless of whether it’s an amazing car to drive, people were still interested in the model, and the listing that gathered the most inquiries is now gone, perhaps sold to the buyer with the best offer.
The Trend was the entry-level trim in the EcoSport lineup back then, and it had just enough tech to be considered modern, but in a package that was practical, compact, and rather affordably priced in the second-hand market. Given that there’s a lot of interest in high-riding crossovers and other like-platformed vehicles, it comes as no surprise that this model tickled the fancy of many car buyers.
The top 10 most inquired-for used cars of 2022
1. Ford EcoSport Trend AT
2. Mitsubishi Xpander GLX MT
3. Toyota Avanza E AT
4. Hyundai Eon 0.8 GLX MT
5. Ford Everest 2.2L Titanium 4x2 AT Diesel
6. Mitsubishi Xpander GLX MT
7. Mitsubishi Xpander GLS Sport AT
8. Toyota Alphard V6
9. Toyota Wigo G MT
10. Hyundai Kona 2.0 GLS AT
Following the EcoSport, we have yet another fan favorite, the Mitsubishi Xpander. Even more practical, it comes as no surprise that the Xpander is desirable on the second-hand market. In fact, listing numbers six and seven are both Xpanders, which is a testament to how sought-after even a used unit is in the Philippine market. A reliable and comfortable workhorse, the seven-seater is a Pinoy favorite because of its efficient running costs and its clever use of space. Following that is another seven-seater, and that is the Toyota Avanza in its E trim. The Avanza has long been the entry-level workhorse of the Philippine market. Prior models are available for purchase at good prices and it works as a nice gasoline-powered alternative to the Toyota Innova.
The fourth-place finisher on this list is the Hyundai Eon. It has four wheels, it has space, and it’s surprisingly easy and economical to drive. The fact that it is so cheap to buy on the second-hand market was the icing on the cake which helped this listing rank as high as it did last year.
Following that, we have the only SUV on the top 10 listings of 2022, and that is the Ford Everest 2.2L Titanium diesel from 2017. The Everest has enjoyed a good amount of support over the years, and the tried-and-tested 2.2-liter diesel engine is a good workhorse engine that finds its way into quite a number of Ford products over the years. It’s also interesting to see that an upper-mid level Titanium variant ranked well by gathering quite a bit of interest instead of the top-spec 3.2-liter or 2.0-BiTurbo Titanium variants.
Two more Toyotas make the list, one that’s a premium mini-van and the other a no-frills city slicker. It’s well-known that the Toyota Alphard is an extremely popular van in the country and there is high demand for the model, so much so that wait lists are quite long for the model. As such, some people are turning to the second-hand market. Alphards still command a rather high premium in the second-hand market but that doesn’t stop the demand for the model from being so high. The Wigo, on the other hand, is a reliable city slicker, and people who are first-time car buyers, or buyers on a budget can find comfort in Toyota’s most entry-level machine. Either way, it’s no surprise that both models garnered quite a bit of interest with their listings.
Finally, we have the only other Korean car on this list, and that is the Hyundai Kona. When this model was first launched, it was a well-received model by the South Korean brand since it looked stylish and in keeping with current trends. It was a nice break from the mature looks of the Tucscon and Santa Fes of yesteryear, and it remains one of the nicer-looking Hyundai models on the second-hand market today.
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