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by Matt Brogan

The Ford Focus has been voted the UK’s most popular car of the decade, according to a new poll by Auto Trader. The small family car has trumped sports cars, SUVs and city cars to take pride of place for the noughties.

Despite the company being rocked by financial issues in the past ten years, Ford has remained an iconic motoring brand, with two of its other cars – the Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo – also coming high in the list of most loved cars by the British public.

The Auto Trader poll, designed to analyse the key motoring trends over the past ten years, also looked at categories including ‘greenest’ car and ‘best value for money’ car.

“From the emergence of eco-friendly cars as a viable option for consumers to the replacement of maps and asking for directions with in-car sat nav, the noughties have provided some interesting changes to the way consumers think about and drive their cars,” said Mr Matt Thompson, Marketing Director, Auto Trader.

The UK’s most popular cars of the decade are listed below:

Most popular car:

  1. Ford Focus
  2. Ford Fiesta
  3. BMW 3 Series
  4. Ford Mondeo
  5. Vauxhall Astra

Best value for money car:

  1. Fiat Panda
  2. Skoda Superb
  3. Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 107
  4. Kia C’eed
  5. Citroen Xsara Picasso

Best green car:

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion
  3. G-Wiz
  4. Honda Insight
  5. Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 107



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