What alternatives should I consider to a used Suzuki Swift hatchback?
The Ford Fiesta has always been one of the best cars in its class. As long as you avoid the more basic Style trim level, you get a touchscreen infotainment system that allows you to connect your smartphone to. It’s much sharper to drive than the Suzuki Swift and the ride is perfectly judged, soaking up the worst of ruts without being soft, yet it is taut enough to keep body roll in check.
The Skoda Fabia shares engines with its sibling, the Volkswagen Polo. The turbocharged petrol engines are nice and refined, even if some aren’t quite as powerful or efficient as the ones in the Swift. The Fabia isn't quite as much fun to drive as the Swift, either, but it is more practical for small families due to its larger boot.