Most Popular Cars of 2010

Posted on January 12, 2011 · Posted in News

A recent study by money super market found that the most popular car of 2010 was the Vauxhall Corsa.  The car insurance site analysed all the quotes  on its site for 2010 and found that the Vauxhall Corsa had received the most number of hits.  In second and third place was the Ford Fiesta and the Volkswagen Golf respectively.  A list of the top 20 most quoted cars on money supermarket can be found below.

The study also found the  most popular engine size of the top 20 cars was 1.6 litres . Reflecting our earlier  article on the “top 10 most fuel efficient cars” that British consumers are looking for cheaper and more economical types of transport.

Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at moneysupermarket.com, said: “We’ve seen rising fuel prices and escalating car insurance premiums over the past year, so it’s no surprise motorists are taking steps to combat these costs; age, engine size and make or model of car all have an impact on the cost of insurance premiums, and fuel consumption too.

“Although there is little motorists can do about the rising cost of fuel, they can take control of some of their motoring costs. Rather than accepting a renewal price on car insurance, shopping around for a better deal and using price comparison sites will save you money. The average saving consumers achieve switching car insurance through moneysupermarket.com is a staggering 292 pounds Sterling. This shows whatever car you own, from the favoured Vauxhall Corsa to a Nissan Micra, it really does pay to shop around to find the best deal on your car insurance.”

A list of the top 20 most searched for quotes.

 

Car Count Avg Value Year Engine CC Manual % Petrol %
vauxhall corsa 1,096,921 £2,639 2002 1,195 95% 93%
ford fiesta 918,675 £2,991 2001 1,346 98% 91%
vauxhall astra 816,473 £3,665 2002 1,639 93% 79%
ford focus 726,341 £4,323 2003 1,724 94% 78%
volkswagen golf 718,908 £4,571 2000 1,789 94% 64%
renault clio 678,733 £2,517 2001 1,293 97% 92%
peugeot 206 518,467 £2,393 2002 1,430 97% 85%
fiat punto 467,713 £2,013 2002 1,265 98% 96%
volkswagen polo 436,685 £2,629 2000 1,305 95% 90%
honda civic 402,323 £4,120 2001 1,636 88% 93%
ford ka 401,519 £1,986 2003 1,299 100% 100%
renault megane 392,104 £3,273 2002 1,606 94% 77%
vauxhall vectra 362,007 £2,730 2002 1,942 94% 68%
ford mondeo 344,098 £2,943 2001 1,968 94% 59%
nissan micra 340,355 £1,692 1999 1,094 89% 99%
citroen saxo 270,612 £1,072 1999 1,292 99% 97%
peugeot 106 240,343 £815 1998 1,235 99% 85%
audi a4 217,004 £7,231 2001 2,034 84% 49%
volkswagen passat 204,819 £4,250 2002 1,901 90% 32%
peugeot 306 202,287 £1,025 1997 1,741 97% 52%