Best selling used cars revealed

  • Ford Fiesta becomes the most popular used car in 2010
  • Vauxhall Corsa comes in second place, ahead of the Astra
  • Best selling hybrid was the Toyota Prius
  • Ford Fiesta becomes the most popular used car in 2010
  • Vauxhall Corsa comes in second place, ahead of the Astra
  • Best selling hybrid was the Toyota Prius

The Ford Fiesta has overtaken the Vauxhall Corsa to become the UK's best selling used car of 2010.

Figures from Experian, the global information service, showed that 285,962 used Fiestas were sold last year, compared to the 278,169 used Corsas that found new owners.

Although overall sales for the Fiesta were lower than in 2009, a more pronounced drop in sales of Vauxhall's Corsa left the Fiesta in first place.

The only other change in the top ten was the Renault Clio, which moved ahead of the Ford Mondeo to take seventh place.

The statistics demonstrated that affordable, fuel-efficient, smaller vehicles continue to be the most appealing to used car buyers.

Experian's data also shows that the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Audi TT in 2010, while Toyota's Prius was the best selling hybrid, holding over 55% of the sales for that sector.

The best selling used cars of 2010:

2010 Position Make/Model Number sold in 2010 2009 Position Number sold in 2009
1. Ford Fiesta 285,962 2. 288,828
2. Vauxhall Corsa 278,169 1. 291,878
3. Vauxhall Astra 271,412 3. 286,540
4. Ford Focus 259,355 4. 248,021
5. Volkswagen Golf 199,919 5. 203,266
6. BMW 3-Series 176,116 6. 184,440
7. Renault Clio 166,559 8. 177,726
8. Ford Mondeo 164,904 7. 181,224
9. Vauxhall Vectra 133,511 9. 167,215
10. Peugeot 206 127,256 10. 132,590

The best selling used car per category in 2010:

Category Most popoular model Number sold in 2010 Number sold in 2009
4x4 Land Rover Freelander 51,374 49,007
Executive Mercedes-Benz
C-Class
61,533 64,586
Luxury BMW 7-Series 6,839 7,448
Lower Medium Vauxhall Astra 271,412 286,540
Upper Medium BMW 3-Series 176,116 184,440
Mini Daewoo Matiz 14,125 14,593
Supermini Ford Fiesta 285,962 288,828
Sports Mazda MX-5 20,805 17,760

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