If you’re looking for a small car that’s very practical than the Skoda Fabia is unquestionably one of the best options on the market.
The hatchback version of the compact Skoda won the What Car? Car of the Year Award a few years back, in part thanks to its fine road manners, comfortable cabin and affordability. The Skoda Fabia Estate version builds on the Fabia’s already impressive credentials with the addition of an even larger boot.
You won’t find many similarly spacious rivals to the Fabia Estate. So, if you’re looking for an affordable small estate, then this should be at the top of your list.
If you do need an automatic then some versions of the Fabia – including the diesel ones – are offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that works very well. You’ll pay a bit of a premium but it’s not an unreasonable amount.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.