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The Sexiest Used Cars of 2013

January 6, 2014

Every year Which holds its Used Car Awards, as well as a variety of other awards in different categories. But we know when you come to the Car Loan Warehouse you’re after one thing – buying yourself a new (or used) ride and securing the car finance to purchase it. So if you’re on the hunt for some new wheels but are willing to settle for something formerly loved, here’s our overview of the best used cars of last year – as awarded by Which.

 

Small Cars

 

2007 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Design AC 5dr – Overall winner (less than £5000)

Dealer price: £4100

Private price: £3600

Power: 79bhp

Economy: 48.7mpg

CO2 emissions: 139g/km

Annual road tax: £125

 

2010 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport – Winner, over £5000

Dealer price: £11500

Private price: £11000

Power: 121bhp

Economy: 53.3mpg

CO2 emissions: 124g/km

Annual road tax: £105

 

Family Cars

 

2010 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI SE 5dr – Winner, over £6000

Dealer price: £8700

Private price: £8300

Power: 121bhp

Economy: 45.6mpg

CO2 emissions: 144g/km

Annual road tax: £140

 

2007 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate 5dr – Winner, less than £6000

Dealer price: £4800

Private price: £4200

Power: 114bhp

Economy: 42.8mpg

CO2 emissions: 157g/km

Annual road tax: £175

 

Estate Cars

 

2009 Mazda 6 Estate 2.2D 163 TS2 – Winner, more than £6000

Dealer price: £11400

Private price: £10700

Power: 161bhp

Economy: 52.3mpg

CO2 emissions: 149g/km

Annual road tax: £140

 

2007 Ford Focus Estate 1.6 Zetec Climate – Winner, less than £600

Dealer price: £5100

Private price: £4500

Power: 114bhp

Economy: 42.8mpg

CO2 emissions: 157g/km

Annual road tax: £175

 

MPVs

 

Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi Zetec – Winner, more than £6000

Dealer price: £10900

Private price: £10000

Power: 138bhp

Economy: 47.1mpg

CO2 emissions: 159g/km

Annual road tax: £175

 

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi VTR+ – Winner

Dealer price: £5500

Private price: £5200

Power: 108bhp

Economy: 47.9mpg

CO2 emissions: 155g/km

Annual road tax: £175

 

SUVs

 

2007 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta – Winner, less than £8000

Dealer price: £7800

Private price: £7200

Power: 105bhp

Economy: 52.3mpg

CO2 emissions: 145g/km

Annual road tax: £140

 

2010 Hyundai ix35 2.0 CRDi 136 Style 2WD – Winner, more than £8000

Dealer price: £12900

Private price: £12300

Power: 134bhp

Economy: 51.4mpg

CO2 emissions: 147g/km

Annual road tax: £140

 

Executive & Luxury

 

2007 BMW 320d SE – Winner, less than £10000

Dealer price: £9000

Private price: £8600

Power: 174bhp

Economy: 42.2mpg

CO2 emissions: 153g/km

Annual road tax: £175

 

2007 Jaguar XF 2.7D V6 Luxury – Winner, more than £10000

Dealer price: £16200

Private price: £15100

Power: 204bhp

Economy: 37.6mpg

CO2 emissions: 199g/km

Annual road tax: £260

 

Fun Cars

 

 

2009 Renault Clio Renaultsport 200 Cup – Winner, less than £10000

Dealer price: £7500

Private price: £7200

Power   198bhp

Average economy: 34.4mpg

CO2 emissions: 195g/km

Annual road tax: £260

 

2009 Porsche Boxster 2.9 – Winner, over £10000

Dealer price: £19,900

Private price: £18,700

Power: 252bhp

Average economy: 30.7mpg

CO2 emissions: 221g/km

Annual road tax: £280

 

If you’re looking to buy a used car but need a little help with the finance, don’t worry about it – the Car Loan Warehouse can sort you out. Just fill in our online application and we’ll get back to you with a decision in 60 minutes or less. Whether you’ve got a less than desirable credit history or have even been refused car finance before, you could still find the funds for your ideal car with the Car Loan Warehouse.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.