Diamond

Fiesta and Golf are the hits of the Noughties

05/02/2010

The Ford Fiesta has been unveiled as the most popular car of the Noughties for women according to women's car insurance specialist Diamond. While for men, the Volkswagen Golf takes the crown.

Diamond looked at the cars owned by 15 million motorists from the years 2000 to 2009 and discovered the Fiesta remained the favourite car for women throughout the decade, followed by the Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio. However, the Fiesta's status has been on the slide, as its popularity halved from 2000 to 2009. In fact, the Fiesta was the biggest faller across the decade out of all the models Diamond looked at.

During the Noughties, the top five models for women were:

Make

Model

Ford

Fiesta

Vauxhall

Corsa

Renault

Clio

Volkswagen

Golf

Peugeot

206


The biggest risers in popularity during the decade were the Peugeot 206, followed by the Ford Focus and Ford Ka.

For men, following the Volkswagen Golf at the top of the list for the decade, were the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Astra. As with the Fiesta for women, the Golf was the most popular model across the whole of the Noughties, but its position at the top has been eaten into by other models.

During the Noughties, the top five models for men were:

Make

Model

Volkswagen

Golf

Ford

Fiesta

Vauxhall

Astra

Ford

Focus

Ford

Mondeo


The biggest risers in popularity were the Ford Focus, followed by the Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 206.

Diamond managing director, Sian Lewis, commented, "In 2000, 1 in 8 women drove a Fiesta, by 2009, this was just 1 in 16 which shows that women are now driving a wider variety of cars. There were around 3 million more licence holders on the road at the end of the Noughties than at the start, the majority of whom are women. I think the trend of moving away from one particular car looks set to continue with increasing driver numbers."

Sian continued, "One thing that is a surprise is there isn't a single 4x4 in the top 20 for women or men, especially considering how you seem to see so many on the roads."

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