Despite an average three percent increase in new car prices in the 12 month period to March 2002, lots of discounts and offers resulted in UK consumers paying less on the forecourt. Analysis of manufacturer list prices by Glass's Information Services for the 12 months to March 2002 shows an average rise of two percent for superminis, three percent in the lower medium class and four percent in the upper medium class  for an overall average price increase of about three percent.