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Top 10: Best-selling cars of 2018

The UK new car market declined in 2018 (again) due to uncertainty around diesel legislation and Brexit. However, despite the 6.8 per cent fall in sales, the country still bought more than 2.3 million new cars. 

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Ford Focus - 50,492 registered

The new Focus is laden with tech, larger than before and powered by an updated range of petrol and diesel engines. The interior is much better too, with more space and a more premium feel. There's also a Focus to suit everyone - the sporty(ish) ST-Line would be our choice, but the posh Vignale and rugged Active models also put in a good case here. If anything, the Focus could go up this list in 2019, as it regularly finds itself in third place for best-selling cars each month.

Read our review of the Ford Focus


NickNike    on 14 January 2019

You'd think buyers would do some research before parting with a lot of money. 50 years of motoring has taught me that Vauxhalls are not only unreliable, they are pricey for what you get and are not great to drive. There are so many good cars as competition.

   on 14 January 2019

Are these best selling cars or cars taken out on finance for 3 or 4 years

Johnfrog    on 14 January 2019

As usual, it's all down to personal experience NickNike. I have just sold a 22 year old Corsa which had been in daily use by my wife and is still going strong and I use an immaculate and reliable 40 year old Mk1 Cavalier 2000GL , which I bought new in 1978. Admittedly the Cavalier was Belgian-built. Most of the Luton-built ones fell apart long ago.

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