Used car prices in Central Florida going up — and so is the mileage. Here’s what you need to know

Hefty price increases seen throughout Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area

ORLANDO, Fla. – If you are in the market for a used car, get ready to pay more for more miles and wear-and-tear. found that 1- to 5-year-old cars are selling on average with 20% more miles than four years ago.

In fact, the data showed that the share of affordable, sub-$20,000 cars in Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne dropped from 56.4% in 2019 to 17.9% in 2023.

Karl Bauer, executive analyst with the company, admitted that he did not expect consumer used car options to be so limited and expensive in just four years.

“The average 1- to 5-year-old used car had about 43,000 miles in it when you were shopping in 2019,” Bauer told Make Ends Meet. “In 2023, a 5-year-old car has 63,000 miles on it.”

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Although the data shows that the price increases are starting to ease nationally, the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne market does not have a heavy amount of affordable cars in the $20,000 range.

Popular Cars With the Greatest Price Increases in Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL: 2019 vs. 2023 – iSeeCars Study

RankModelAvg. Price 2019Avg. Price 2023% Change in Price
1Toyota Corolla$13,236$20,34953.7%
2Toyota Camry$16,360$24,45149.5%
3Honda Civic$16,070$23,51746.3%
4Honda Accord$17,977$26,03544.8%
5Toyota RAV4$19,218$27,52743.2%
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne
Area Average

Those prices coupled with hikes in financing mean that the entire used-car experience will deliver sticker shock 2023 style.

“If you’re getting down to color, options and specs, you’re probably still going to have trouble finding that car,” Baurer said. “You’re paying more for the car, and you’re paying more for the money to buy that car.”

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