Car Finance

How far would you go for the right car?

Widening your search could save thousands of pounds.

Would you travel across the country to find the perfect car?

Buying a new car is one of the biggest purchases most people will make, so it’s important to make the right decision. Whether buying a first car or trading in for a newer model, purchasing a vehicle is a big financial commitment.

So how far would you be prepared to travel to buy the right car for you?

Admiral Car Finance customers have travelled an average of 58 miles to get the car they want, but one customer went 551 miles to find the car of their dreams. If price is the main factor when car shopping, you may be willing to travel further to save a few quid. Or perhaps a hard to find spec would see you travelling across the country for your perfect car.

Our research shows that extending your shopping radius could save you nearly £10,000 on a new car.

We investigated the Audi A3, one of the most popular cars bought with Admiral Car Finance, and found savings of thousands of pounds for those willing to travel for their car.

Find out which city could save thousands by looking further afield for an Audi A3

Explore our map to find out which city could
save thousands by looking further afield for an Audi A3

Average price of an Audi A3

(Based on distance from city centre)

0-20 miles £13,151
100 miles £7,623
200 miles £7,362

Average Savings

(Based on distance from city centre)

100 miles

Save £5,528

200 miles

Save £5,789

Average savings

(Based on distance from city centre)

Distance travelled within:

100 miles of city centre
200 miles of city centre

Distance travelled within:

100 miles of city centre
200 miles of city centre



Source: www.autotrader.co.uk, based on used Audi A3 (maximum 7 years old) up to 60,000 miles, with petrol engine and manual gearbox.