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61-plate special: 10 bestsellers rated

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Looking to get a shiny new 61-plate car this month? We've rated the top 10 bestsellers, highlighted our recommended versions, and found some great contract hire and leasing deals.

1 Ford Fiesta

The UK's biggest seller is one of our favourite superminis. Choose the 1.25 engine and Zetec trim and you'll get five stars from us.
Ford Fiesta review
Ford Fiesta deals

2 Ford Focus

Another Ford, another five-star verdict. Pick the Focus with the 1.6 Ecoboost engine and in Titanium spec and you've got an ideal blend of performance, economy and equipment in a great small family hatchback package.
Ford Focus review
Ford Focus deals

3 Vauxhall Corsa

A great-value car thats best in the higher-spec trims. Its also comfortable and good to drive, and has a roomy, high-quality cabin
Vauxhall Corsa review
Vauxhall Corsa deals

4 Volkswagen Golf

It's number four in the best sellers list but it's the number one small family car in our view.
Volkswagen Golf review
Volkswagen Golf deals

5 Vauxhall Astra

Our favourite Astra has a good engine and you'll get a good four-figure discount on it. It may be a popular seller but it's worth only three stars.
Vauxhall Astra review
Vauxhall Astra deals

6 Vauxhall Insignia

Like the smaller Astra, our favourite Insignia has a good engine and a good discount. It's well equipped, too. There are better family and fleet cars in our view, however.
Vauxhall Insignia review
Vauxhall Insignia deals

7 Volkswagen Polo

The Polo is roomy, affordable to buy and run, and should hold its value well. Pick our favourite engine and trim combination and have pretty much an ideal supermini.
Volkswagen Polo review
Volkswagen Polo deals

8 BMW 3 Series

There isn't a better compact executive, and the 318d is the best of a great bunch.
BMW 3 Series review
BMW 3 Series deals

9 Nissan Qashqai

The Qashqai has funky 4x4 styling and a roomy, practical cabin, making it ideal for families. Our favourite 1.6 Visia is relaxed to drive, is affordable and should suit most needs.
Nissan Qashqai review
Nissan Qashqai deals

10 Mini Cooper

Provides a thrill-a-minute drive and a good ride, and it's still as desirable as ever. The strong residuals make it a sound buy.
Mini Cooper review
Mini Cooper deals