Britain's best scrappage buys - Skoda Fabia 1.2

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The Fabia isn't quite as well kitted out as the winning Hyundai, but it ran it close. That's partly because Skoda will give you an extra £630 off the price – in addition to the £2000 you're entitled to for scrapping your old car.

The Fabia is a seriously spacious supermini, and its ride, handling and build quality aren't far behind the class-leading Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.

We've gone for the entry-level model because, although it isn't quick, it's the cheapest Fabia to buy by some margin and still comes with an impressive amount of standard equipment.

Key equipment
Auxiliary-input CD player (four speakers), central locking, driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, electric front windows, height-adjustable driver's seat, height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel, split-folding rear seats.

Skoda Fabia 1.2 1 5dr
Scrappage price: £5995
Cash price: £8625
Availability: 8-10 weeks
Best internet scrappage price: £5835 (
Best internet cash price: £7390 (

Technical data
Power: 59bhp
Top speed: 96mph
0-62mph: 16.5secs
Average mpg: 47.9mpg
CO2 output: 140g/km

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