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Best Selling Used Cars In The UK

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The booming new car market in the UK has taken some of the attention away from the used car sector, but the list of the most popular used cars reflects new car registrations fairly accurately.

Ford Fiesta

Taking all crowns, the Fiesta is not only Britain's best selling new car and best selling car ever, but also the best selling used car for the last five months in a row. With affordability, practicality, class leading handling and smart design on its side, it seems the Fiesta can do no wrong.

Ford Focus

Also holding its place for five consecutive months but in the runner up spot is the Ford Focus, boasting the same virtues as its stablemate, the Fiesta.

Vauxhall Astra

While it usually backs up the smaller Corsa in the new car best sellers list, Vauxhall's Astra is finding more favour with used car buyers. It can't quite match the Focus for driving experience but is great value for money, particularly used.

Vauxhall Corsa

The Corsa is always near the top of any best seller lists, thanks to its 'all things to all men' approach, with breadth of range that caters to all comers, including low insurance 1.0 litre heroes and a VXR hot hatch.

VW Golf

Another predictable entry, Golf buyers are now benefiting from an influx of used seventh generation models appearing on the market, as the 2011 release reaches the standard three year changeover point.

Nissan Qashqai

The always popular Qashqai is becoming more interesting to buyers as the release of a new, second generation car has made earlier examples of the original version more accessible.

Vauxhall Insignia

Much more popular used than new, Insignia buyers benefit from rather painful depreciation. A fairly high spec, one year old diesel model can be found for about £10,000.

Peugeot 207

Buyers are snapping up bargain examples of the 207 as owners replace it with the 208. There are plenty of good quality examples available and a wide model range to choose from.

Vauxhall Zafira

Once again championing Vauxhall's prowess in the used sector, the spacious and practical Zafira is competitively priced, particularly in comparison with similar rivals. Used MPV buyers can hardly go wrong with the Zafira established for more than a decade on the market.

BMW 3 Series

For years now the 3 Series has managed to combine mass market appeal with premium quality and pricing. Such high sales - the 3 Series consistently outsells the cheaper Ford Mondeo - mean there are plenty of good used models to choose from.

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