Which used Skoda Fabia hatchback should I buy?
The cheapest 1.2-litre petrol models feel underpowered, so it’s worth spending a bit more to get the 84bhp version.
This will suit most people best, but if you cover a lot of miles it’s worth considering a diesel, with the 1.6-litre the pick because it will return up to 65mpg on the motorway.
We wouldn’t bother with the vRS; while it’s faster than lesser Fabias, it isn't a lot more fun, so there are better alternatives from other manufacturers.
All Fabias come with a manual gearbox, however, a smooth-shifting seven-speed DSG automatic was introduced as an option in 2010.
Our favourite used Skoda Fabia: 1.2-litre TSI SE