What Car? Reader Awards 2010 - Small family cars

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Winner
Skoda Octavia


It's two victories on the trot for the Octavia – you’ve voted it your number one small family car for the second year running. In a mixed result for VW Group cars, the Golf-based VW Jetta and Seat Leon secured second and third spots, but the ageing Beetle came last.

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‘I needed something more sensible and spacious to replace my old Honda Civic. After reading reviews of the Octavia’s 1.4 TSI engine I was sold, and six weeks into ownership I’m very impressed. The Octavia is comfortable, and a pleasure to drive. The engine has more than enough grunt.’
Chris Flaherty 1.4 TSI SE


Small Family


The full results are here...

‘This is a quality car. It has so much space in the boot and is comfortable beyond belief.’
James Cox 2.0 TFSI vRS


‘This car gets better and better! I bought it four years ago and have racked up 57k miles. My car has the semi-automatic DSG gearbox, which makes light work of my commute yet allows plenty of fun on the twisties. It hasn’t put a foot wrong in all the time I’ve had it.’
James Mair 2.0 TDI Elegance


‘Quality is superb, performance is all I could ever want and I’m averaging 52mpg! I used to be a badge snob – having owned BMWs – but no longer’
Stephen Craft 2.0 TDI CR 170 vRS
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Worst in class Volkswagen Beetle
‘I’d always wanted a Beetle, so was thrilled to bits when I became a teacher and could finally afford one. However, my car has been repaired nine times already, and it’s not even two years old! Shame, because otherwise I love it, and it gets loads of looks.’
Dayna McDonald 1.6 Luna


What Car? Reader Awards 2010 - Open-tops

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