About Used Ford
Founded in 1903, Ford are recognised worldwide for the sheer quality of each and every one of their vehicles. The manufacturers are now based in Dearborn in the USA where they carry out frequent research and development.
One of the most commonly purchased used vehicles are from the Ford family as they can enhance motorists safety and driving experience whilst being eco-friendly and cost effective.
Types of Used Ford Cars
What are the most popular types of used Ford cars?
- KA [city car]
- Fiesta [supermini]
- Focus [family hatch, estate and convertible]
- C-MAX [compact MPV]
- Kuga [compact 4x4]
- S-MAX [large MPV]
- Galaxy [large MPV]
- Mondeo [family hatchback and estate]
Since the day it was first launched in 1998, the used Ford Focus has been the family hatch benchmark and the second-generation model, launched in 2005 is still a class act. Although it's now been replaced by a third-generation car, a diesel second generation Ford Focus represents a lot of car for the money. Petrol residuals are a little weaker and prices for the thirsty 2.5-litre ST sports version are plummeting.
The used Ford KA is a city hopper can that offers outstanding value, as does any Mk3 Mondeo (2000-2007). In fact, some feel that the third generation Mondeo represents the sweet spot in this car's development as far as driving dynamics go. Get a well-looked after car with the right toys and it still feels surprisingly fresh. The late shape Ford Galaxy and S-MAX models earn a strong recommendation. The C-Max goes above and beyond to be different however it still contains the Ford core values. If you’re looking for a smart SUV that’s packed with features and is economical and powerful, the Kuga is the one for you.
Finally, we make no apologies for forwarding a recommendation to a personal favourite of ours. The Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a rather lazy 150bhp 1.6-litre engine, but it's light, it handles superbly and is criminally undervalued at the moment.
Have Ford won any awards?
In 2017, the Ford Fiesta won the best “Hot Hatch” award for the What Car? car of the year awards. However, this does not come a s surprise as it can reach 0-62 MPH in 6.9sec and can hit a top speed of 139km. The Ford Galaxy also bagged the “Best MPV” award.