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Used Ford Mondeo covers most miles

  • Has average annual mileage of 15,000
  • One of the most reliable used cars, too
  • Survey also reveals top 10 least-used cars

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The Ford Mondeo covers more miles on the UK's roads each year than any other used car, according to a new report from Warranty Direct.

With an average annual mileage of more than 15,000 miles, the Ford Mondeo beats its nearest rival the Volvo S80 by nearly 600 miles.

Not surprisingly, larger, more refined vehicles top the mileage chart, which was compiled from 50,000 of Warranty Direct's live policies on cars between three and 10 years old.

The Ford Mondeo and Volvo S80 were closely followed by the VW Passat and Audi A6 both of which cover more than 14,000 miles each year. The average annual mileage for motorists is around 12,000 miles.

Warranty Direct's research also reveals that despite the high annual mileage, the Ford Mondeo also topped the reliability table for the most-used cars, with only 15% of owners making a warranty claim the VW Passat in third position recorded a rate of 44%.

Small cars covered the fewest miles in the survey, with the Nissan Micra taking the title of Britain's least-used car covering an average of just 5580 miles a year.

Used superminis accounted for nine out the 10 least-used cars on Britain's roads. However, they also require less maintenance, with a collective average breakdown rate of 21%, which is in contrast to 34% for the most-used vehicles.

Top 10 most-used cars
Here are the top 10 most-used cars, along with their average annual mileage followed by the percentage of warranty claims made.

1 Ford Mondeo 15,101 15%
2 Volvo S80 14,570 19%
3 Volkswagen Passat 14,440 44%
4 Audi A6 14,336 36%
5 BMW 5 Series 13,242 32%
6 Ford S-Max 12,880 20%
7 Chrysler 300C 12,853 44%
8 Volvo XC70 12,848 41%
9 Audi A6 Allroad 12,548 41%
10 Nissan Pathfinder 12,546 41%

Pete Barden