Ford Focus named best second hand car of the decade |

Many people are targeting, especially in these financially troubled times, the second hand car market if they are interested in buying a car. Seeing as how the decade is coming to a end, the jury of UK website CAP decided to analyze that market and see which vehicles are the most popular.

The result was a bit surprising, as the 1998-2005 Ford Focus was found to be the overall winner and the best medium used family car of the decade. That specific generation, revealed the jury, brought style to the hatchback market, and really took the Ford brand quite high in the eyes of consumers. The Focus has overtaken the Volkswagen Golf in the list, largely due to the fact that all of its versions were easily recognizable and great for specific customers.

The Volkswagen Passat’s B5 and B5.5 versions won the title of best large used car of the decade, being manufactured from 1996 to 2005, with a quick facelift starting life in 2001. Ford also managed to snag another award, for best small used car, for its Ka model, which spanned 1996 to 2008. The executive used car of the decade was the Audi A3, from 2003 to 2008, while the best luxury used car was the BMW X5, from 2000 to 2006. Last but not least, Seat won the most improved used car brand of the decade award, recording a spectacular growth in popularity.

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Source: CAP

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