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What Were the Top 5 Most Popular Used Cars in 2018?

New data released has revealed the top cars sold in 2018. Unsurprisingly, Brexit has played a role in the disruption of the new car market over the past year. However, the used car market has really boomed in popularity. So, which cars made it to the top of the list last year? Here, we’ll look at the top 5 most popular used cars in 2018.

1) Ford Fiesta

It’s actually no surprise to find the Ford Fiesta at the top of the list. This popular model has maintained the top spot for years. In fact, you could even go as far as to say that it’s one of the best-selling models of all time. So, what makes the Fiesta so popular with buyers?

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Perhaps one of the biggest reasons the car has maintained its popularity is its affordable cost. It’s one of the most affordable small cars to buy brand new, so its used prices can be really low. It’s also reliable, compact, practical and it benefits from fairly good fuel efficiency too.

2) Vauxhall Corsa

New sales of the Vauxhall Corsa may be down, but used sales increased in 2018. The Corsa was the runner up, largely down to its impressive affordability. It’s more affordable than the Fiesta, even if you’re buying a car with 2010 number plates. If you look at its exterior, you’ll also find it benefits from a very similar design to the Fiesta. However, in terms of reliability, the Fiesta still wins hands down.

3) Vauxhall Astra

The second Vauxhall to make to the list is the Astra. This is another model that’s been around for years now and it’s pretty easy to find from dealerships such as Imperial Cars. Compared to the Fiesta and Corsa models, the Astra is much more spacious, and it comes in a wide range of great engine choices.

4) Ford Focus

The Ford Focus may have slipped a little down the ranks, but it still featured in the top 5 used cars of 2018. It’s known to be one of the best all-rounders and is particularly popular as a family vehicle. It’s not just incredibly spacious, but it’s safe and reliable too. Out of the bestselling models of last year, this is the best family car by far.

5) Nissan Qashqai

Finally, the 5th most popular used car of 2018, was the Nissan Qashqai. The SUV has an attractive design and comes with two petrol and four impressive diesel engine models. It’s responsive to drive and quiet too which is a great bonus. However, it’s the fuel economy and impressive technology which really set this model apart.

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So, if you’re looking to invest in a new car this year, you might want to consider the models above. Some have remained in the top 5 for years, so you can rest assured you’ll be getting a reliable, practical and stylish model no matter which one you opt for. Buying used also saves you potentially a lot of money. Just be sure to pay attention to the condition of the car before you buy.  

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