Vauxhall 2nd and Alfa in top 4??
Best and worst car makers named
The readers of the influential What Car? website have named Skoda the best car manufacturer 2010. It's yet another award for the Czech company, which also picked up the Best Small Family Car award for the Octavia.
However, Saab's recent resurgence has suffered a setback, as it was named worst manufacturer overall. The Swedish company has spent most of 2010 in transition, having been sold to Dutch firm Spyker by its former American owner, General Motors.
More surprising is the fact that Lexus featured in the bottom ten. The Japanese company and is more used to taking top reliability and customer satisfaction prizes.
German firm Volkswagen's place in the bottom three us something of a shock too, as it is also associated with reliability.
The What Car? Awards took the opinions of more than 30,000 readers this year, ranking individual cars in various categories. The full list of winners is below, but the BMW 1 Series Coupé finished highest overall, and the Ford Focus CC convertible was the lowest.
Of the BMW, What Car? Editor Steve Fowler said: "The results suggest that no one ever regrets buying a 1 Series Coupé, with the vast majority of readers dishing out a full five-star verdict."
Top ten manufacturers:
4. Alfa Romeo
9. Land Rover