Used Car of the Year 2012 - Overall winner

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Ford Fiesta review
Ford Fiesta review
Finding the best used car can be daunting, but What Car? is here to help.

Our Used Car of the Year 2012 awards will tell you everything you need to know, whether you're looking for the cheapest city car, or the best used SUV or luxury car.

As well as drawing on the combined knowledge of the What Car? team, our judging panel included trade insiders and used car experts, so you can be sure that the winners are the best used cars you can buy.

Winner Overall winner
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec 5dr

Age 2009/09
Dealer price £6695
Private price £6095

Despite the fact that the first Mk6 Fiestas rolled off the production line almost five years ago, this superb supermini is still turning heads. It gives used car buyers total peace of mind by offering them everything they need.

The What Car? Used Car of the Year 2012: the Ford Fiesta

Not only is it stylish and well equipped, it’s also genuinely practical and economical. Furthermore, our judges couldn’t ignore its five-star Euro NCAP rating and the way the Fiesta steers and handles better than any rival.

Add the fact that examples now start at less than £6k, and it’s easy to see why the Fiesta is our 2012 Used Car of the Year.

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