What alternatives should I consider to a used Vauxhall Corsa hatchback?
The Ford Fiesta is perhaps the default choice in this class because it is very good and relatively cheap. Its infotainment is woeful, though, and the number of interior buttons confusing, but the way it drives and its value more than makes up for these shortcomings.
The Skoda Fabia has a neat interior and an easy-to-use infotainment system. It can also be had with some efficient engine choices and a big boot.