Used cars of the week: JD Power 2014 - cheap winning cars

  • Used versions of JD Power class winners
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More than 15,000 people took the JD Power survey in 2014. They rated their cars on everything from the buying experience to reliability. 109 models got enough responses to be included and 26 manufacturers were considered in the manufacturer league table.

Here's our pick of the winners from the small car, family car, small family car, fun car, city car and executive car classes:

Citroen DS3 - Small car class winner
Citroen DS3

For the second year on the trot the Citroen DS3 has won the small car class. Owners like the styling, the personalisation options and the low running costs. We found this '11/11 1.6 THP Dsport model with 42,600 miles on the clock for £9599.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Family car class winner
Mercedes C-Class

It was a great showing by the C-Class in the JD Power Survey 2014. Not only has it won the family car class but it's also moved up the ranking to 4th overall. Owners like the powerful engines, comfortable seats and the quality interior. We found this '11/60 C220 CDI Executive SE that's done 52,200 miles on sale for £12,999.

Volkswagen Golf Plus - Small family car class winner
Volkswagen Golf Plus

The Golf Plus has risen more than 20 places overall to an impressive second place; it's also the winner of the small family car class. We found this 2012 1.6 TDI SE with 15,400 miles under its belt on the market for £14,000.

Volkswagen Scirocco - Fun car class winner
Volkswagen Scirocco

Another win for Volkswagen. The Scirocco came top of the fun car class. Owners were impressed by its reliability and fuel economy and also loved to drive it. You can pick up this '11/11 1.4 TSI model that's done 17,700 miles for £13,299.

Volkswagen Up - City car class winner
Volkswagen Up

The Up was our Car of the Year in 2012 and has come top in this year's JD Power Survey, the first time it featured. It's a fantastic city car and owners love it as much as we do. This '12/12 1.0 High up 3dr with 12,500 miles on the clock is on the market for £7999.

Volvo V70 - Executive car class winner
Volvo V70

If you're after a large executive car, the Volvo V70 could be for you. Owners enjoy the comfortable seats and the practicality offered by the massive boot. This '11/11 D3 ES automatic has covered 31,000 miles and is yours for £15,000.

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