Best automatic cars for less than Β£20,000

These models are all proof that you don't need a big budget to get a fantastic car with an automatic gearbox

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4. Vauxhall Astra 1.4T 150 Tech Line Nav auto

List price: Β£19,635

Our favourite manual Astra is the 1.0-litre turbo petrol, but the auto version of this has a jerky gearbox, whereas the 1.4-litre turbo petrol has a much smoother gearbox, and this model still dips under the Β£20k barrier. The latest Astra also combines a comfortable ride with composed handling, and the Tech Line model comes very well equipped.

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3. Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI 90 Match DSG 5dr

List price: Β£16,555

The VW Polo has always managed to distil many of the qualities of its hugely popular sibling, the Golf, into a smaller package, and the latest version is no different. Quieter and more comfortable than most rivals, it also feels more suited to an automatic gearbox due to its easygoing character.

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2. Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 110 DSG

List price: Β£15,925

The Skoda Fabia is related to the Polo and uses the same DSG auto gearbox, but it's an even better all-rounder. Cheaper to buy and more enjoyable to drive, it also offers a sophisticated infotainment system, good resale values, a spacious interior and punchy, frugal engines.

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