Skoda rated best car maker in major survey

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Skoda is the best motor company, according to 30,000 What Car? magazine readers.

It has been voted best manufacturer in the 2010 What Car? Readers Awards, with Porsche second and Daihatsu third.

Readers rated Saab as the worst overall manufacturer.

The best car award went to the BMW 1 Series Coupe, with the Land Rover Defender second and the Alfa Romeo Mito third.

Worst car overall was the Ford Focus CC (Coupe Cabriolet).

What Car? editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said: "The results suggest that no-one ever regrets buying a 1 Series Coupe, with the vast majority of readers dishing out a full five-star verdict.

"The entry-level BMW was complimented for its driving ability as well as its fuel consumption. It's a worthy winner."

These were the winners of the individual categories:

* Supermini - Alfa Romeo Mito
* Executive and luxury - Mercedes-Benz CLS
* Crossover and 4x4 - Land Rover Defender
* Coupe - BMW 1 Series Coupe
* Estate - Mini Clubman
* Small family - Skoda Octavia
* Open top - Lotus Elise
* Family/compact executive - Volkswagen Passat CC
* MPV - Ford C-Max

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