What alternatives should I consider to a used Vauxhall Corsa hatchback?
The Ford Fiesta is perhaps the default choice in this class, but that’s because it is very good. The infotainment is woeful and the number of interior buttons confusing, but the way it drives and the value it offers more than makes up for these shortcomings.
The Volkswagen Polo will be more expensive again, offering much the same things as the Fabia, but with more polish. It also might not be quite as reliable either.