The Ford Focus was unanimously voted by CAP’s panel of judges, with the car being described as "the vehicle which set new standards of quality in the volume car market during the decade 2000-2009." The CAP used car market and vehicle evaluation specialists were looking for a car that ranked high in multiple areas: affordability, practicality of ownership, popularity and reputation.
The two awards were presented to Jon Wellsman, sales director, Ford of Britain, by Ian Rendle, Client service director, CAP, at Ford’s UK headquarters in Essex.
"We are delighted to receive such prestigious awards which recognise the outstanding engineering integrity of Ford cars," Wellsman said.
“Although the awards concentrate on three year-old vehicles, it is testament to the build quality of Ford cars that well maintained examples from the late 90s still feel as if they have many years of motoring life left,” said Mark Norman, chairman of the CAP judging panel, describing the Ford Focus.
"The Ford Ka scores on every measure of used car excellence, offering true affordability, low running costs and reliable simple engineering. The 1996 to 2008 Ford Ka offered something truly fresh to the small used car buyer as well as a reliably popular offering for the used car dealer," the executive added, talking about the Ford Ka.