Full list of noughties cars that have may recently double in value
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With the price of purchasing a new car, quite frankly, sky-rocketing at the moment, it's no surprise that so many drivers are sticking to their trusty old vehicles.
And according to online car marketplace Auto Trader, those following this approach will soon be reaping their rewards, with a handful of old bangers now being estimated to be worth much more than you may have expected.
So much so, that some vehicles - including the trustee Vauxhall Corsa - have actually DOUBLED in price, with a 2004 version of this much-loved motor being potentially being worth 94.4 percent more than it was back in 2019.
So, if you bagged a Corsa for a reasonable £1,136 prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, you could be pocketing an impressive £2,197 if you sold it today.
Fords have shot up, too. As have Volkswagens - and when it comes to Renaults, you could also be set to bag a pretty penny if you hold off selling it a little bit longer.
"Some nostalgia trends just leave you asking why? But there’s nothing confusing about the appeal of cars from the noughties," explains Auto Trader's editorial director Erin Baker.
"They’re simple, reliable, and remind working Brits of when they fell in love with driving.
"While you might not think your car is old enough to be a classic, it may hold a hidden value - so don’t view it as another junk item - save that disdain for your oversized circular belts and bootcut jeans."
Placing immediately after the much-loved Corsa in the list of cars that have seen the largest increases in value is the Vauxhall Astra - a double win for Vauxhall fans.
The Astra - owned by many parents in the early noughties - boasts plenty of space and nationally-renowned handling.
And even better still, if you purchased this car, as many did, back in 2019, you'd have paid £1,069. But if you sold it today, you could pocket just £2 short of £2k!
The Renault Megane - a 2002 gem - lands in 3rd, after bursting onto the scene during a period when hatchback cars were viewed as a mundane choice.
It became a favourite following the release of the legendary "shaking that ass" advert, during which the vehicle proudly showed off its peculiar rear end.
If your one of the world's few prideful Megane owners who is considering trading in your trusted motor, you could be set to bag a decent £1,182, despite having been sold back in 2019 at an average price of £1,043.
It might not be a huge difference, but that'll certainly cover the cost of two one-way Ryanair flights to Spain - winning!
Landing in 4th is a family favourite, the Ford Focus, which is up by 74.8 percent of its original price, being worth £1,863 now, despite averaging at £1,066 back in 2019.
In 5th comes the Peugeot 307 - up an eyebrow-raising 71.4 percent. The average price of one of these babies back in September 2019 was a measly £979, and it can now be traded in for as much as £1,678.
Coming in at 6th place is the Ford Mondeo (does anyone else read that in the Arctic Monkeys/Alex Turner voice every single time?).
Anyway, this motor veteran would have been bought for an on-average price of £1,544 back in 2019, and could now sell for as much as £2,298 - a staggering 48.8 percent mark up.
In 7th place is the Ford Fiesta - the eccentric younger sister of the more sensible Ford Focus - which is worth 45.8 percent more, at £1,707, than it would have been back in 2019, at £1,171.
And in 8th place is the Volkswagan Golf. With a mark up of 37.8 percent, this car could now sell for as much as £2,434, despite selling back in 2019 for an average of £1,766.