Auto Trader magazine named the Ford Focus the most popular vehicle of the decade in a new poll, beating out the Ford Fiesta which took second place, the BMW 3 Series in third, and the Ford Mondeo which came in fourth. Rounding out the poll was the Vauxhall Astra in last place at number five.
Other awards bestowed on car models over the last decade by the magazine included the dream car won by the Bugatti Veryron and the most environmentally friendly car, or ‘greenest,’ the Toyota Prius. While it is possible that your neighbour may own the Prius, the Bugatti is truly a dream car owned by the likes of Jenson Button and Simon Cowell which is also possibly why it also won the award for most overpriced car of the last decade.
The top motoring personality award went to Jeremy Clarkson, the top accessory was the clever Baby on Board sign with the car freshener following in a close second, and the best celebrity motor went to the Range Rover.
Also polled were the best value for the money cars which saw the Fiat Panda take first place followed closely by the Skoda Superb and Toyota Aygo in second and third place respectively. Rounding out the list in fourth and fifth place were the Kia Ceed and the Citroen Xsara Picasso.