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Used cars are our business here at RAW2K, and by all accounts, business has been booming in 2018. It’s been a fantastic year for the UK used car industry, with the most transactions being made in the South East and North West of England, which made more than half a million transactions between them over the course of the year. Small to medium sized family cars were particular favourites (as you’ll see from a quick glance down this list), and buyers have also been enjoying the benefits of the exciting high tech models filtering down from the brand new sector. With so many British car auctions hosted on our site here at RAW2K, we’re giving you a quick summary of this year’s most popular offerings from the biggest global brands. 

Most popular used BMW cars of 2018:

  • BMW 1 Series (diesel)
  • BMW 3 Series (diesel)
  • BMW 5 Series (diesel)

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Diesel vehicles definitely win out on BMW’s top selling used cars in 2018. The BMW 1 Series diesel is seeing a particularly interesting resurgence, which may be something to do with the imminent arrival of the latest model in this range, due to be released in 2019. Meanwhile, the BMW 5 Series and 3 Series are hardly surprising entries on the list - over the years they’ve been longstanding customer favourites from the prestigious German manufacturer. 

Most popular used Mercedes cars of 2018:

  • Mercedes-Benz A Class (diesel)
  • Mercedes-Benz C Class (diesel)

Another distinguished global manufacturer, used Mercedes cars are particularly popular with our customers here at RAW2K, and we regularly process a wide variety of them through our online vehicle auctions. It’s can be a great way to save as much as hundreds of pounds on some seriously impressive models, as demonstrated by the diesel A Class and C Class both topping Mercedes’ list of best selling used cars this year. 

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Most popular used Volkswagen cars of 2018:

  • Volkswagen Golf (petrol)
  • Volkswagen Golf (diesel)
  • Volkswagen Polo (petrol)

As a brand, Volkswagen has always proved its worth to customers through its range of roomy, versatile family cars, so again it’s no surprise to see these old national favourites once again at the top of 2018’s most popular used cars list. The Volkswagen Golf in particular is always a cost-effective option, which makes it hugely appealing for first-time drivers, and strikes that perfect balance between being both hardy and nimble. Alongside it is the Volkswagen Polo, which has been fondly described as one of the best superminis ever. No argument from us!

Most popular used Ford cars of 2018:

  • Ford Focus (petrol)
  • Ford Focus (diesel)
  • Ford Fiesta (petrol)

Ford makes a lot of excellent vehicles, including the ever-reliable Ford Focus. Here in the UK, it was voted car of the decade back in 2009, and we’ve never really fallen out of love with it since. It shares a lot of its key appeal with the Golf (including its legendary value for money), and it’s a great little family car. The Fiesta, meanwhile, is a quiet, manoeuvrable machine which is a lot roomier than it looks at first glance, which makes it a prime choice as a family vehicle. 

ford fiesta

Most popular used Vauxhall cars of 2018:

  • Vauxhall Astra (petrol)
  • Vauxhall Corsa (petrol)

As you’ll know if you’ve ever bought a Vauxhall Astra, there’s a reason why it has a reputation as such a good looking and well made car. Its aesthetics are distinctive without being unobtrusive, and even the five door variants can be fetched at a reasonable price, making it a great all-rounder. The Vauxhall Corsa, on the other hand, is a brilliant option if you’re looking for a roomy family car that’s economical and easy on the fuel gauge. The fondness we have for both vehicles here in the UK is clear to see, as they once again reach the top of the charts for the public’s favourite used Vauxhall cars

These are far from the only brands we stock here at RAW2K, and you can find all sorts of brilliant bargains on listings in our online vehicle auctions. They’re refreshed on a daily and weekly basis, so it’s always worth checking back often.Why not take a quick look through out site, and see what we’ve got in stock?