The top 10 most popular used cars bought in the UK
The top 10 most popular used cars bought in the UK

The top 10 most popular used cars bought in the UK

16/06/2021
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Buying a used car is a much cheaper alternative to getting a new car. There are plenty of different used cars sold every day in the UK. Below we list the top 10 used cars to buy and why they are so popular.

Ford Focus

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is one of the most popular used cars to buy in the UK. It is a very comfortable drive and has some fantastic features. Its responsive steering makes it very easy to drive. There is a range of engines available including the 1.0 litre, three-cylinder Ecoboost. There were around 76,443 registered in the third quarter of 2020, which shows how popular it really is.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a very comfortable drive. It is the best-selling new car in the UK, which means it is also a very fast-selling used car. The car can accommodate a family of four and it is really enjoyable to drive. The used price for this car ranges between £1,035 – £11,100. The car is available in myriad versions, from the super-economical EcoBoost petrols and TDCi diesel-powered models to the ST hot hatch. The servicing is also cheap on the Ford Fiesta, making it a great investment and very reliable.

Skoda Yeti

Skoda Yeti

The Skoda Yeti comes in two and four-wheel drives. It is a great family car and a very popular SUV. They are no longer making the Yeti anymore, but it is still an extremely popular used car in the UK. Used Skoda Yetis sell between £2,450 – £15,035. You are able to buy the car in either petrol or diesel form and they are very cheap to run.

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a great small family car that looks good and is great to fit into difficult parking spots. There are plenty of engine options to choose from including the all-electric e-Golf version. Used Volkswagen Golfs are sold anywhere between £3,995-£30,950. The diesel version of this car is most popular, especially the 1.6 or 2.0 litre, as these have lower running costs.

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is a great car for families. Both petrol and diesel engines are available. Popular models include the 318d and 320d, which both offer great fuel consumption. A lot of the models of this car have very cheap tax. Used BMW 3 series sell in the range of £4,810-£28,510.

Mini

Mini

Minis are extremely popular and have been for a very long time. Their distinct look makes them stand out from the crowd and the ability to personalise every bit of the car has made them very desirable. Minis are very fun to drive and are also very affordable, especially when they are bought as a used car.

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo

The Polo is one of the smallest and cheapest cars that Volkswagen makes. The Polo is very nice to drive, with a wide range of engines available. There is enough space in the car to carry four people comfortably.

Kia Niro

Kia Niro

The Kia Niro was first released in 2016. The warranty is so good with Kia that even the oldest cars will still have two years’ worth of their warranty left, which makes them very desirable as used cars. The car itself is very roomy and comfortable to drive, making it a great family SUV. The Niro is available in a hybrid and plug-in hybrid version, which means it is better than the environment that most cars and has excellent fuel consumption and low running costs. Used Kia Niros sell in the range of £8,545-£25,030.

Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia is one of the most reliable and functional family cars. It has a huge boot space, and the seats are very roomy. The car has low running costs, is very reliable, and boasts competitive pricing. You can choose between a petrol or diesel engine, including the GreenLine version of the diesel which can return a claimed Combined field consumption figure of 83mpg. Used Skoda Octavia’s can sell within the range of £3,350-£20,410.

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia is a large family car that is great value for money. It is very spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for both passengers and luggage in the boot. It is a great car to travel long distances in, as it is very economical. A used Vauxhall Insignia will sell within the range of £6,725-£25,590.

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