FORD’S Focus is the ‘Used Car of the Year’, according to Auto Express and Glass’s.
The family hatch snared top slot as Ford took home a hat-trick of awards in the Honours. The Focus also won the compact family car category, while the previous generation Mondeo was rated best family car.
So why did the Focus come out on top, against some stiff competition? Jeff Paterson, chief car editor at EurotaxGlass’s said: ‘Its ubiquity on our roads does nothing to dampen its desirability, and it means that used car buyers have a wide range of examples to choose from.’
‘Good residual values, decent equipment levels and a widely-acknowledged ability to entertain drivers all make the Focus a sound purchase and a worthy two-time winner of this award.’ The judges were unanimous in their decision to give the top accolade to the Focus.
Another hat-trick winner was BMW, whose 3-Series, 5-Series and 3-Series Coupe all triumphed.
Other notable victors include the Mercedes CLS taking the large executive car prize, and Hyundai winning the used car scheme of the year.
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Used cars of the year…
Small car – Peugeot 107
Supermini – Renault Clio
Compact family car – Ford Focus
Family car – Ford Mondeo (previous generation model)
Compact executive car – BMW 3-Series
Executive car – BMW 5-Series
Large executive car – Mercedes-Benz CLS
Estate car – Skoda Octavia
Roadster – Mazda MX-5
Cabriolet – Audi A4 Cabriolet
Coupe – BMW 3-Series
Compact SUV – Toyota RAV4
Premium SUV – Land Rover Discovery 3
Compact MPV – Vauxhall Zafira
Sporting car – Porsche 911
Hot hatch – Volkswagen Golf GTI
Used Car of the Year – Ford Focus
Used Car Scheme of the Year – Hyundai