Top 10: most popular used car reviews | What Car?
Every month, we count down the most popular used car reviews, covering everything from small hatchbacks to executive cruisers. Here's what you've been reading about in July...
Buying a used car can net you a real bargain, and with sales of used cars in the UK consistently outstripping new cars, it's no wonder that the used reviews section of our website is proving so popular.
That's why we've rounded up the most popular used car reviews that you've been reading in the past month. It's a real mixture, combining some of the UK's best-selling hatchbacks with family SUVs and even luxury cars.
These are the most popular used car reviews this month.
10th - BMW 1 Series
Years: 2004-2011 Budget from: £2000 Our favourite: 118d SE
BMW's hatcback is a prime choice if you're looking for a family car that is also luxurious inside. The 118d diesel engine we recommend blends performance and fuel economy well, and you get plenty of equipment on SE models. Just watch out for this BMW's firm ride, and the fact that most rivals offer more space for rear passengers.
9th - Nissan Qashqai
Years: 2006-2012 Budget from: £2500 Our favourite: 1.5 dCi Tekna
The current Nissan Qashqai is among the most popular new cars here at What Car?, and it's its predecessor that kick-started the craze for small SUVs in this country. It's the car that showed buyers they could have all the advantages of an SUV – a raised driving position, good visibility and lots of space – without high running costs. A post-2010 facelifted version is your best choice, and the 1.5-litre diesel engine we recommend is both refined and economical. Team it with Tekna specification and you'll have one of the best family SUVs around.
8th - Honda Civic
Years: 2012-2017 Budget from: £4500 Our favourite: 1.6 i-DTEC ES
Durability and dependability have won the Honda Civic plenty of fans over the years, and this Mk9 model offers plenty of space for both people and luggage, as well as an excellent reliability record. Its Marmite styling will divide some buyers, but for those who love rather than hate it, the Civic can be a great all-rounder. For those looking for even more space, though, a used Civic Tourer estate will set you back about £12,000.