So 2013 is finally at a close, and as we bid another year in the motoring industry a fond adieu, it seems fitting that we here at Eddie Wright look back on the months that were, and pick out some of the best used cars of the year, that you can buy right now!
Let’s start at the top then shall we; and the top seems to be predominantly populated by the Volkswagen Golf. The ever-popular hatchback collected a host of awards across this years’ prize-giving extravaganzas; winning What Car?’s Used Car of the Year, and taking home a ‘Highly Commended’ badge from Car Dealership Mag, among plenty of others. Delivering a driving experience that offers exhilaration and fun, with measured practicality and versatility in equal wealth, there’s little wonder the car cleaned up.
Audi will always have a place among the prize-winners it seems, and whilst the TT has, in the past claimed the top-spot in the used car runnings, this year it’s confined to its own category. Still one of the best used sporty cars you’ll find, offering visual dynamics, a drivability that’ll get you hooked and some brilliant prices too, the TT could yet be your perfect partner in 2014!
With every car company leaping on the (compact or otherwise) SUV band-wagon, it seems larger, practical vehicles are very much in demand this year, with the trend to continue into the next few. The Ford S-Max then, is an MPV with winning ways, delivering that sizeable practicality and versatility, with seven seats and sporty aesthetics to boot. With boundless value across the used range as well, if you’re looking for a vehicle that celebrates spaciousness, the S-Max is your champion,
An instrumental bastion of popularity, the Nissan QashQai has proved its place this year, standing head and shoulders above the rest in an increasingly crowded room, despite it being one of the older SUVs around. Drivability and affordability meet in the middle to offer a package that refuses to compromise where competitors are forced to. If you’re after a used SUV, the QashQai is the answer.
BMWs much-revered 3 Series has been so good for so long, there’s little wonder its used counterparts are offering that same level of matchless executive quality, with a brilliant price tag into the bargain too. Widely available and with a superb economic engine to tackle the cost of your commute, had you considered a used BMW for 2014?
It’s truly been a rollercoaster of a year across the automotive landscape. What are you looking forward to next year? Got your eye on a new auto-technological breakthrough? Or are you waiting on the perfect used car to see you through? Happy New Year folks!