Which used Skoda SCALA hatchback should I buy?
If you only do short journeys in-town, the entry-level 94bhp 1.0-litre should serve you just fine. We'd recommend you upgrade to the more powerful 113bhp version because it gains an extra gear ratio for superior long-distance driving. The 1.6 diesel only makes sense if you do lots of miles since it is rarer and more expensive than an equivalent petrol, while the 1.5 petrol would be worthwhile if you can find one for similar money to a 1.0-litre.
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available on the 113bhp 1.0-litre, 1.5 and 1.6 diesel, but the manual is the superior choice unless you really have to have a self-shifter.
Of the five trim levels, SE provides all the useful equipment you'll need bar sat-nav. But, at least it gets full smartphone connectivity so you can use a navigation app from your phone instead.
Our favourite Skoda Scala: 1.0 113bhp SE
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