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Good: Small car based on Volkswagen Up. Ideal for town. Economical and cheap to run. Fun to drive. Lower prices than Up and SEAT Mii.
Bad: Cheapest versions not under 100g/km CO2. Reports of quality problems, especially gearboxes. High incidence of clutch failure.
Good: Third generation Skoda Fabia is more sharply styled.1.0 and 1.2 petrol engines plus new 1.4 three-cylinder diesel. 1.2TSI 90 transforms the car.
Bad: Not cheap.
Good: Impressive refinement. Comfortable interior. Good rear legroom. Large and practical boot space. High quality feel. 1.2TSI 90 engine transforms the car.
Bad: Basic 1.0-litre engine can struggle with a full load on board. Not cheap.
Good: New Octavia gets fresh Skoda style. Saloon shape but actually a practical hatchback. Far superior interior quality than outgoing model. Very practical with a large boot.
Bad: Comfortable but not exciting to drive.
Good: Roomy. More load space than the old car. Flexible and practical. Haldex clutched 4WD Scout version.
Bad: Not a great drive. Feels heavy. More expensive than before.
Good: Practical and refined performance version of latest Octavia. Available with excellent TSI engine or more economical TDI unit. Handling much improved over the standard car.
Bad: Estate version isn't the best looking.
Good: Looks like a saloon but is actually a hatch. Sits between the Fabia and Octavia. Good value for money. Very practical and spacious.
Bad: Some interior materials aren't great. No engines have emissions of below 110g/km. Early models criticised for poor ride quality.
Good: Spacious and practical. Comes with an efficient range of engines. Represents good value for money
Bad: Entry-level models aren't generously equipped. A little on the dull side. Cabin materials could be nicer
Good: Roomy boot and plenty of storage space. Decent handling and easy to drive with good visiblity. Well built and good value.
Bad: No sliding rear side doors. Centre rear seat is narrow in the back. No spare wheel from 2009. Multiple electrical failures seem to be a common problem.
Good: Limousine-like amounts of rear legroom. Clever dual tailgate means it's both a hatch and a saloon. GreenLine model is very economical. A lot of car for the money.
Bad: Earlier 1.9 TDI engine is noisy and lacks refinement. No rear wiper. Usual hesitation from DSG. Columbus navigation prone to failure after about four years.
Good: Handsome, upmarket look. Even more legroom and bootspace than before.
Bad: First UK deliveries September 2015.
Good: Huge interior and load space. More legroom in the back than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Clever touches throughout. Well specified as standard and great value for money.
Bad: Visibility at the rear can be a bit restricted. Usual hesitation from DSG auto. Columbus navigation prone to failure.
Good: More upmarket than previous Superb. Sleek styling but still practical and spacious.
Bad: Sheer size can make it hard to pack.
Good: Unique styling. Solid build. Excellent petrol engines including frugal yet peppy 1.2 TSI. Good space in the back. Frugal 1.6 TDI Greenline can return 60mpg+.
Bad: Original 1.8 TSI 4WD is thirsty. Unusual looks not for everyone. High number of faults and problems.
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