Ford Mondeo

The new Ford Mondeo has been named as Britain’s best used car in the annual What Car? Used Car of the Year awards.

The Mondeo also scooped the Best Used Family Car title, before beating 10 other category winners to claim top honours. An X-plate Mondeo 1.8 LX with 20,000 miles costs around £8000.

‘This represents staggering value for money, considering that even when new it’s way above most of its rivals.’ said What Car? editor Rob Aherne.

‘Best of all, the previous owner has soaked up most of its depreciation.’

The Mondeo wasn’t the only award-winning Ford. For the second year running, the Focus claimed the Best Used Small Hatch title, the Galaxy won Best Used MPV and the Puma was named Best Used Sports Car.

British-built cars weren’t forgotten either. The Peugeot 206 was voted Best Used Supermini for the third year running and the Jaguar XJ8 collected the Best Used Luxury Car trophy.

Four other manufacturers also claimed honours. The Volvo V70 was named as Best Used Estate, the BMW 5-series won through as Best Used Executive and the Mercedes C-class was awarded the inaugural Best Used Compact Executive title and its sister the ML320 won Best Used 4x4. Citroen’s Saxo VTR scooped the title of Best Used Hot Hatch.

What Car? Used Car of the Year Award Winners 2002 Roll of Honour
Used Car of the Year Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX 00X
Best Used Supermini Peugeot 206 1.4 LX 5dr 00V
Best Used Small Hatch Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr 99T
Best Used Family Car Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX 00X
Best Used Compact Exec Mercedes C200 Elegance auto 97P
Best Used Executive Car BMW 523i SE auto 99T
Best Used Luxury Car Jaguar XJ8 3.2 98S
Best Used 4x4 Mercedes ML320 98R
Best Used MPV Ford Galaxy TDi 115 Zetec 00W
Best Used Estate Car Volvo V70 2.5 10v SE 98S
Best Used Sports Car Ford Puma 1.7 99T
Best Used Hot Hatch Citroen Saxo VTR 00V

Published : 30/09/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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