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Customer Car of the Year 2019 – VOTING NOW OPEN

Author: Tina Playle
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The time has come to vote for your favourite to win the prestigious title of Safely Insured Customer Car of the Year 2019!

This is the fourth year of this competition, and we are prouder than ever of the amazing array of cars that have entered this year.

Make sure you read the specs and info for each car below before making your decision. Remember, you only have one vote, so make it count!*

*Please note: once you’ve clicked on an image, it will register as a vote.

Voting will close on the 31st January.

View the customer car of the year entries

Customer Car of the Year 2019 - The Entries

Martin Ford Falcon

Martin’s Ford Falcon FG XR6 2009

Power: 300BHP

Engine: 4.0 litre Barra Engine.

Mods & features: BC coilovers, Forza FP3 pads, Pacemaker headers, Venom HiFlo Cat, SCT X4 Tuner, 20” alloys, upgraded AIR box & filter.

What Martin loves the most about his car?

“The power. And how rare it is. There’s only 6 of these in the country.”

Ford Anglia 105E in Blue

Rob’s Ford Anglia Deluxe 105E 1968

Power: 300BHP

Engine: 4.0 litre V8 Engine.

Mods & features: Full rebuild from bespoke chassis to a 4 litre V8 manual box, M3 Diff and axles, power steering, roll cage, air susp on rear, BMW M3 brakes and more.

Rob says:

“I constantly get older people like myself say 'I had one of those, I took my test in it, but it didn’t look like that!' I love the V8 burble as it trundles along, and pedestrians are amazed its coming from an Anglia.”

Subaru Impreza WRXS ProDrive Edition

Stephen’s Subaru Impreza WRXS Prodrive Edition

Power: 300BHP

Engine: 2.5 litre, 390lb lift.

Mods & features: Custom spoiler, diffuser and bonnet vents.

Stephen says:

“My car is unique to me and I built and made every mod, from the custom spoiler, diffuser, to the bonnet vents. I have more plans for the future to make it even more special”

Mazda MX5 Eunos in Black

Connor’s Mazda MX5 Eunos

Power: 250 BHP

Engine: 1.6 Turbo

Mods & features: Garret GT2860RS turbo with a ME221 Ecu, running 250 BHP, OMP champ bucket, seats with spar I harnesses, HSD Dualtech coilovers, 7Twenty Style 44 wheels in Hyper Black, Widebody with carbon BGW

Connor says:

“I love how easy it is to modify and how it’s such a versatile car. Also the fact on a motorway run it can still return 40-45 MPG.”

Julian Subaru Impreza

Julian’s Subaru Impreza WRX 2005

Power: 258BHP

Engine: 1.6 Turbo

Mods & features: Updated fuel pump. Hayward Scott stainless steel exhaust. Rota Rims wheels.

Julian says:

“I’m the one and only owner!”

Indy Car

Indy’s Ford Sapphire Cosworth

Power: Running 400 plus BHP, 1.9 bar, 28psi of boost

Engine: 1.9 bar

Mods & features: Fully rebuilt bottom and top end, Forged wossner pistons, Steel rods, Modified crank, New T34 Modified turbo, RS500 Intercooler, 3 bar map sensor, Group A K&N Air filter, Racing 6 peddle clutch, Fully adjustable lowered suspension, Ford 17” Diamond cut alloys, standard light clusters, 4X4 bonnet, Fully detailed engine bay and underneath.

Indy says:

“The best part I love about my car is that it attracts so much attention every time it comes out the garage, it puts a smile on my face. The noise, smells, pulling power and the retro feel is nostalgic.  I love the fact that it is not a boring car, there is always something to do on it.”

Subaru Impreza WRX

Will’s Subaru Impreza WRX 2005

Power: 467BHP

Engine: 2.5L running 467bhp/498lbsft

Mods & features: 2.5 EJ25 Fully forged 14mm head studs, 1000cc injectors, RCM parallel fuel system, GT spec headers and upipe, sc46 billet turbocharger, k sport 8 pot 356mm brakes, full 6 speed STi gearbox and differential

What Will loves about his Subaru:

“Has to be the view from back looking at all that goodness underneath.”

Vauxhall Astra GSI MK3 in Red

Liam’s Vauxhall Astra GSI MK3

Power: 280BHP

Engine: Saab B204 Turbo Engine

Liam says:

“What I love most about my car is that retro look in modern traffic.”

Ford Mondeo MK5 in Red

Paul’s Ford Mondeo MK5 2.0 Ecoboost

Engine: 2.0 Ecoboost engine

Mods & features: Mondeo Titanium automatic, Steeda Mondeo Sport warranty-approved upgrade comprising Steeda high-flow cold air intake system, Steeda cat-back exhaust system (manufactured by Magnaflow), Steeda progressive rate lowering springs, Steeda rear anti-roll bar upgrade, Steeda performance wheel alignment, Steeda graphics package, OZ Racing Leggera HLT alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport high performance tyres

Paul says:

“I love this car because its unique and one of a kind. STEEDA have made a wonderful car which handles well and it’s stylish looks which turns heads. We will never sell it as I think it will be a classic collector’s car.”

BMW E46 Compact in Black

Nathan’s BMW E46 Compact

Power:  230 BMP

Engine: 3.0 litre

Mods & features: 330CI engine swap, BC racing coilovers, big brakes, LSD extended front LCA team, dynamics wheels.

Nathan says:

“It’s not the fastest car in the world, it just puts a smile on my face every time I drive it.”

Voting details

Now you’ve seen the great selection of cars up for the title of Customer Car of the Year 2019, it’s time to make your decision.

Remember, the winner will receive:

  1. Halfords voucher
  2. Dedicated feature article written about them and their car
  3. Certificate and car window stickers
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