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Will Skoda update the Fabia vRS?

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I currently drive a 2004 Fabia vRS, which I absolutely adore, but Im now looking to replace it. Do you know if, or when, Skoda is bringing out a new Fabia vRS?
If there isnt anything on the horizon, can you recommend a sporty equivalent for a budget of 15,000?
Joanne Chaseman

Skoda has told us there are no current plans to launch a new vRS, so if you want to replace yours in the next few months, it will have to be with something else.

There are a couple of small and sporty diesels out there, such as the Mini Cooper D (14,190 and 72mpg) and the Vauxhall Corsa 1.7 CDTi SRi (59mpg and 14,885).

If you dont mind sacrificing a bit of fuel economy, theres a much bigger choice of petrol cars, and theyre normally cheaper to buy.

The Mini Cooper 1.6, for instance, starts at 13,025 and will almost match your vRS for mpg. It will hold its value a lot better, too.

The Vauxhall Corsa SRi is also worth a look, and is priced from 14,060. Youll be spending a bit more on fuel, but its quite a bit quicker and great fun to drive.