What alternatives should I consider to a used Skoda Fabia hatchback?
It might not have the space on offer in the Fabia, but the Ford Fiesta is deservedly a huge seller because it’s great to drive and cheap to service and repair. It's available with either three or five doors and a wealth of trim and engine options, while the hot ST version puts the Fabia vRS to shame.
The VW Polo and the Fabia use the same chassis, but the Polo has a more upmarket feel – and costs more to buy. While it’s not as practical as the Fabia, it still has plenty of space in the front and rear and a good-sized boot.