Volkswagen Golf named best used car

Volkswagen Golf named best used car

The Volkswagen Golf has been named What Car?'s Used Car of the Year 2013 and Used Family Car of the Year in its annual awards.

Judges lauded the Golf for the quality of its interior, comfort, driveability, safety performance and running costs.

"What clearly sets the Golf apart from other small family cars is its cabin," Chas Hallett, What Car? editor-in-chief, said.

Vauxhall scooped the best manufacturer award for its Network Q approved used scheme.

"Although Network Q is one of the oldest approved used schemes, there are more than 350 outlets and it has a good online offering, a great choice of stock, all cars come with a comprehensive Network Q check, and an unbeatable insurance package. Network Q makes buying a used car very easy," Steve Huntingford, What Car? road test editor, said.

The manufacturer also claimed the best small car award for its Corsa model, while the Astra claimed the best nearly new car.

The magazine's readers name Honda as the most trustworthy manufacturer when it comes to buying a used car.

The Ford S-Max won the best MPV award, while Mazda claimed the best estate car gong.

Copyright Press Association 2013