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Used cars are likely to become an increasingly popular option for many people in the UK, as they try to find ways of cutting their budgets to meet the demands of the recession, while still maintaining the things they need for their work and home lives. Cars are something that many people cannot afford to be without, but the cost of a new one is likely to be prohibitive; thus, used cars offer an affordable option and, with responsible specialist sites like Motors, much of the risk involved in buying used cars is removed. The evidence of a recent survey indicates that used Ford cars proved to be particularly popular with buyers throughout 2011, but who are these vehicles - for instance the Ford Sierra - particularly good for?

Well, although the survey lists the most popular cars, it doesn't provide a demographic breakdown of who is actually buying them. However, there is plenty of evidence available to give some indication of this. The Ford Sierra is a car that Ford has always aimed at the family market and this is likely to account for the majority of people buying used Ford Sierra cars. After all, cars with the kind of internal and boot space needed for families are unlikely to be much good to single people - particularly when there are plenty of other used cars available which are more suited to their needs. It makes no sense to purchase a car, whether used or new, that simply has more space than you will ever need.

Beyond this, the Sierra has proven to be an astonishingly successful car for Ford since it was launched, with the overall sales making it the tenth most popular car ever in the UK. Therefore, used Fords are good for anyone who would like to own a Sierra, but cannot afford a new one. This is still likely to be primarily people with families, rather than single people, however, as the design of the car makes it good for these people.

As well as the Sierra, you can also find other models such as the [urlfollow=http://www.motors.co.uk/used/cars/ford/kuga/]Ford Kuga for sale[/urlfollow] on the Motors website.
 

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Can't afford a new sierra? Availability is probably more of an issue
 

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The Scrappage scheme probably killed off a lot that would otherwise still have been around. There will be a lot of old motors from Kia and Hyundai on the market in a few years, from people who took up scrappage. Welcome to the future of motoring!
 

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I cried when Ford announced they were to replace the Cortina with the Sierra...


Hated the "jelly mould" shape initially but I still ended up buying 3 of them and they were great cars, especially the 4x4 versions. (couldn't afford the insurance on the Cosworth)

Sierra 20i S D686DVB
Sierra XR4x4 G290SCJ
Sierra XR4x4 H576MTW

I would guess they are all washing machines by now




 

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10 inch Noble Wheels - is that the width then as it cant be the diameter
 

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There not all dead ...
Photo taken 2 weeks ago @ ford fair N.I.
 

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I spent 282k miles in a white sierra 1.8 lx estate named Betsy !

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Why do many people call their cars Betsy?? My old Sierra 2.0 ghia was killed off when they stopped producing leaded petrol, as i was told that 'they couldn't be converted' to run unleaded.........looking at those Cossies, it was obviously untrue!!
 

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The cossie runs on BP ultimate & shell v-power no problem ....
 
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