The latest edition of the AA Cars Fastest-Selling Cars List reveals the top ten used cars that find a buyer faster than any other make or model in the UK.
It’s a balance between the most desirable, the most affordable, and what’s available on the UK used car market in 2019.
As AA Cars’ CEO James Fairclough explained: “The fastest-selling cars list is a great indication of how the used car market continues to provide a huge range of makes and models, some of which were only introduced in the past six or seven years.”
Here’s the full top ten, and a closer look at some of the top ranked used cars in the UK in 2019 so far:
- Volkswagen Polo
- Ford Fiesta
- Peugeot 2008
- Ford Focus
- Ford Kuga
- Vauxhall Mokka
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Renault Clio
- Kia Sportage
- Peugeot 208
1. Volkswagen Polo
If you’re lucky enough to have a Volkswagen Polo to sell, right now they’re going faster than any other model on the used car market in the UK.
The Polo is into its sixth generation and comes in several body types, which might help to explain its popularity, as there’s estate, hatchback and saloon models to choose from, helping the Polo to sell quickly.
2. Ford Fiesta
Everyone’s first car is still one of the fastest sellers on the market. Famed as a decent runabout for young people everywhere, the Ford Fiesta has plenty of older fans too.
Remember this is a list of the fastest sellers, not the biggest sellers – so although there may be millions more Fiestas on the roads than most other models, they’re still finding buyers faster than anything except the Polo when they hit the used car market.
3. Peugeot 2008
No, that’s not a typo – you’ll find the Peugeot 208 at 10th on the list. Throw in an extra zero and you have the Peugeot 2008, officially a successor to the 207 SW in the subcompact crossover SUV segment.
Even more confusingly, the 2008 – which shares much of its electronics with the 208 – launched in 2013.
Luckily it’s about to get easier to keep track of the numbers, as in the summer of 2019 Peugeot announced the second generation of the 2008, which could also see more first-generation models hit the used car market around the end of the year.
4. Ford Focus
The Ford Focus has gone from strength to strength and really staked its claim as one of the all-time great cars for everyday drivers.
It can hold its own around town, on a commute and for longer journeys too, with tech-packed consoles and comfortable interiors.
So it’s no surprise that 20 years after it was first launched, the Ford Focus is still one of the fastest used cars to sell.
5. Ford Kuga
The Ford Kuga launched in 2008 and should not be confused with the Ford Cougar that was on sale in the UK around the turn of the Millennium.
Whereas the Cougar was a coupe, the Kuga is a compact SUV and used Kuga sales in 2019 might have been boosted by the launch of the third generation in April.
New models are priced around £25,000-£30,000, making the economy of a used Kuga a tempting option for anyone who wants to snag this sporty little number.