According to the Sainsbury's Bank car buying index, 6.6 million people plan to buy a car in the next six months.
That figure means that 14% of adults in Britain intend to buy a car between March and August 2013.
Of these individuals, nearly 3.2 million plan to purchase a brand new car.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has forecast a slight growth in registrations in 2013 and said that it will continue to be a tough market but the Sainsbury's Bank car buying index figures suggest that although consumers' intention to buy a car appears to be lower than six months ago, those who are thinking about purchasing a vehicle are looking to spend more money on average.
So if you are looking to trade in the old wheels for a brand new motor or just need a reasonable second-hand runaround for the summer, take a look at the infographic below for some handy tips on haggling the best deal...