BRENTWOOD, England - What Car? has named the Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec 5dr as its Used Car of the Year 2012 and used supermini of the year.
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: “The Fiesta is a fantastic used car. It’s stylish, refined, safe and great to drive. It’s also reliable and cheap to run, and you can buy a three-year-old example for a little over £6000, so it’s a lot of talented car for the cash.”
The Ford Mondeo was voted the best used family car, while the Ford S-Max won the best used MPV trophy, taking Ford’s tally of awards to three.
The What Car? Used Car of the Year judging panel were from all areas of the motor industry, including Fords of Winsford car supermarket, Warranty Direct and CDL Ltd, plus experts from What Car?.
As well as selecting the overall Used Car of the Year, the judges picked winners and runners-up in nine categories, looking at running costs, reliability, driveability, quality, longevity, safety features and desirability.