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While the global automotive market at large enjoyed some moderate relief in 2023 from generally tough economic conditions in recent years, countless everyday drivers still found themselves dealing with the squeeze. That means that used cars were still in heavy demand throughout the last 12 months – including from our online car auctions right here at RAW2K. So, we thought we’d take a moment to highlight some of the most popular used cars in 2023, and exactly what makes them so popular with buyers!


Ford Fiesta

It’s party time! The Ford Fiesta is an almost perennial inclusion in the top most popular used cars, and even the fact that it’s been technically discontinued probably won’t mean anything for quite a long time yet. It’s reasonably priced, and economical to run. What’s more, it’s highly versatile; the Fiesta's compact size makes it well-suited for urban driving and navigating narrow streets, enabling to appeal to a broad range.

Until the last few months, Ford's commitment to regular updates and improvements in technology ensures the Fiesta remains competitive, offering a variety of modern features. And of course, with various trim levels, engine options, and a reputation for reliability, the Fiesta maintains its status as a popular and accessible choice for anyone looking for an excellent all-rounder.


Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa was perhaps an inevitable inclusion on this list! It’s an eternally popular choice among UK buyers (particularly younger drivers) due to its practicality, efficiency, and affordability. Its compact size and fuel efficiency also play a major part, making the Corsa well-suited for urban driving and tight parking spaces.

Much like the Fiesta, frequent updates in design and technology keep the Corsa competitive, making it another reliable choice for anyone looking for a jack-of-all-trades. What’s more, due to its widespread appeal, replacement parts are relatively easy to get hold of, which makes it fairly cheap and easy to repair. Always a bonus!


Volkswagen Golf

Another timeless favourite, the Volkswagen Golf's enduring popularity is an inevitable result of its well-rounded characteristics. The Golf has always appealed to a diverse audience, and in 2023, it continued to impress with its refined interior, comfortable ride, and a range of advanced safety and technology features.

Volkswagen's commitment to innovation, including the integration of electric and hybrid options, keeps the Golf in line with evolving consumer preferences for sustainability. With a reputation for quality craftsmanship and a strong resale value, the Golf maintains its appeal as a premium compact car, offering a balance of performance, practicality, and sophistication for UK buyers.

And if you’re in the market for a used car yourself, you’re in exactly the right place! Here at RAW2K, we’ve got a huge range of salvage cars to choose from in our online car auctions, including not just models from the likes of Ford and Volkswagen, but also other world-famous brands like MercedesHonda, and Peugeot. Our auctions are refreshed on a daily and weekly basis, so there are always bargains to be found. Why not take a look around, and see what you can find?