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The Skoda Fabia is a fine small car and incredible value for money if you choose carefully. We reckon the 1.0 TSI 95 in SE trim makes the most sense considering the performance and equipment you get. If you want a small car that's even roomier and cheaper then look at the fantastic Dacia Sandero, while if it's superior handling you're after, try the dynamic Ford Fiesta.get the best price
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Upgrades to Monte Carlo trim are mainly cosmetic, apart from the 16in alloy wheels and sports suspension, but they make the ride firmer. So you will really want the sportier looks, privacy glass and electric rear windows to go for it over the well-specified and cheaper SE L.
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You're better off spending a bit extra on this 94bhp turbocharged petrol engine over the entry-level 1.0 MPI 60. It has load more low-rev pull, so it's better suited to B-roads and motorways, and generally just makes for a more relaxed driving experience. It should also average between 45-50mpg in the real world if driven carefully, and has the option of a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 0-62mph takes 10.7sec and if you want more poke there's a 109bhp 1.0 TSI 110 version with a six-speed manual 'box.
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