Best used small cars

Small doesn’t have to mean stingy and cheap really can be cheerful, as these fantastic used small cars prove...

Used Skoda Fabia 15 - present

1. Skoda Fabia

This is a great used car. If you ignore some of the cheaper-feeling interior plastics and concentrate on what the Skoda Fabia really is – a less expensive Volkswagen Polo – then you can understand why we made the Fabia our Car of the Year in 2015, and our Used Small Car of the Year in our 2020 awards.

If you stick with SE specification cars, you get an impressive level of equipment for a very attractive price. What’s more, the Fabia has lots of interior space for a car of its size and a comfortable ride, which makes it an excellent choice. it's great to drive, too.

Now, there's a Fabia for most budgets, with the very first examples being excellent used buys from as little as £5000. Above that sit many 2016 or 2017 models for around £7000, or 2018 cars for £8000, and if you've got a notional £10,000 burning a hole in your pocket you can pick up a barely used 2019 model. 

We found: 2019 1.0 TSI SE, 11,000 miles, £9995

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