These are the best used cars of 2016

Darren Cassey

The best second-hand car buys were revealed last night at the Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards, with the Volkswagen Golf coming away with the overall title of Used Car of the Year.

There are five sub-categories to be won before the top gong is announced. Judges from Car Dealer Magazine take a number of factors into account such as residual value, how many days a car takes to sell and its general desirability using data from CAP, Glass's and Auto Trader.