The Ford Fiesta has faced the crusher more than any other car in the UK over the last 18 months, according to exclusive figures released by nationwide vehicle removal specialist Remove My Car.

The highly popular model tops the list after being scrapped a whopping 1,691 times over the last year and a half, ahead of the Vauxhall Astra, 1,544, and the Ford Mondeo, 1,439.

The two other cars to make the top five are the Renault Megane and the Vauxhall Corsa, scrapped 1,238 and 1,234 times respectively.

Remove My Car, which works with a network of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) across the UK, calculated how often each make and model of car has been scrapped by extracting figures from its database, which began in May 2012 to find the Fiesta come out on top.