This year’s fourth Honest John Awards were split into 14 main categories from “City Car” to “Performance Car”. The awards are not determined by judges or a panel, but instead are decided by honestjohn.co.uk website users. The cars that fans search for most on the site and are therefore of most interest, are declared the winners.
Dan Harrison, editor of honestjohn.co.uk, said: “The Ford C-MAX proves its popularity among users of honestjohn.co.uk and shows its dominance in the MPV category with an incredible fourth win in a row. The fact its nearest competitor was the Ford B-MAX shows just how much our users like Ford people carriers. And that's little surprise given how versatile, well-built and family-friendly they are.”
On the Ford Transit Custom, Dan Harrison said: “Changing a winning formula is never easy, but Ford has excelled itself with the Transit Custom. Built on the DNA of the iconic Transit, the Custom has raised the benchmark in the one tonne van market, with a practical load area and strong range of 2.2 TDCi engines. Its interior quality is unrivalled too. Over the last 12 months users of honestjohn.co.uk have viewed the Transit Custom more than any other review on the site.”
The Ford Mondeo won the “Most Highly Rated Car” award, a special accolade that goes to the car that received the highest number of positive reviews in the Honest John’s Owner’s Reviews section. “They're particularly positive about its smooth and comfortable ride as well as the practicality of the large boot describing it as the best car in its class and beyond. With a series of five star ratings from owners, the Mondeo is proving to be much loved by owners” said Dan Harrison.
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