These were the UK's best-selling used cars of 2022
The ten most popular used cars sold last year feature all the usual suspects
BMW 1 Series (112,312)
Even though the BMW 1 Series is now front-engined - or AWD, for those inclined - it's still a great choice. Good to drive (the earlier RWD models are of course better), good infotainment and good interior build quality, though bear in mind the more expensive servicing and consumables.Advertisement - Page continues below
Audi A3 (114,801)
The Audi A3 is popular hatchback for good reason. Decent dynamics - if not class best - coupled with a plush interior that comes with a reasonable amount of premium tech. New or secondhand, it's pricey... and servicing costs won't be cheap either.
VW Polo (137,517)
With a sophisticated, well-mannered drive, the Volkswagen Polo is a great little car. Nippy in towns and cities, comfortable enough on longer journeys, the 1.0-litre engine delivers the holy trinity of small family car appeal; performance, flexibility and economy.Advertisement - Page continues below
BMW 3 Series (155,264)
The BMW 3 Series means business, with a capital 'B'. The benchmark executive saloon for donkeys' years now, it combines style with refined performance that is anything but suited, booted, briefcase-carrying and stuffy. While compact, the 3 Series can morph unflinchingly into the family wagon you've always wanted, too.
BMW Mini (158,710)
Vauxhall Astra (165,011)
While the Vauxhall Astra is not as good-looking as the Golf and not quite as well-packaged as the Focus, it does deliver where it matters; comfort, fuel economy and practicality. What's more, the Astra is more affordable without a huge amount of compromise. And that's the reason it's proven such a popular choice for drivers.
Ford Focus (213,821)
The Ford Focus is a brilliant family wagon - the benchmark hatch for dynamics, it's also reliable, practical and, depending on the model of course, not too financially crippling. Invest in one that's ULEZ compliant if you hit urban zones frequently and check out our guide to buying a used Ford Focus.Advertisement - Page continues below
VW Golf (216,227)
Vauxhall Corsa (229,454)
A popular first car, the Vauxhall Corsa takes the second spot for the UK's top-selling used cars for 2022. A great little car at an affordable little price.Advertisement - Page continues below
Ford Fiesta (288,639)
Cheap to run and brilliant to drive, it's little wonder the Ford Fiesta is the bestselling used car in the UK. Get a pristine example with few miles on the clock and with enough room to store it for a few decades, it'll make you a small fortune in years to come. Probably.