The Ford Mondeo has been revealed as the most-used car in the UK, according to research conducted by Warranty Direct.

On average, Mondeo Man' clocks up 15,483 miles each year - over 700 more than the next most-used car, the Saab 9-5.

Warranty Direct compiled statistics from more than 50,000 cars over the last ten years to provide much more accurate details than the benchmark 12,000-mile annual average traditionally used when buying a used car.

It says that Britain's most used cars after the Mondeo and Saab 9-5 are the Renault Laguna, Volkswagen Passat, SEAT Alhambra, Audi A4, Audi A6, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Mercedes E-Class and Volvo V70.

Naturally smaller cars spend less time on the road, with the Daewoo Matiz taking the title of Britain's lowest-mileage car - its owners drive it for just 6,968 miles per year on average, along with sporty models such as the Mercedes SLK and BMW Z3.