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. Timing belts need replacing at 3 years or 30k miles.
Good: Practical cabin with an impressively spacious boot, DAB radio and Bluetooth as standard, comfortable and easy to drive.
Bad: Base model doesn't have air con or alloy wheels.
Good: Solid build quality. Impressive interior space. Good range of small and frugal engines. Composed ride and handling.
Bad: Basic 1.0-litre engine can struggle with a full load on board. Twin boot floor is optional. Materials could be more tactile. Hardly exciting
Good: Very quiet, comfortable and easy to drive. Practical, spacious cabin. Good value for money.
Bad: Some of the best technology is only standard in top models. Seven seats not standard on lower trim levels.
Good: Saloon shape but actually a practical hatchback. Far superior interior quality than outgoing model. Very practical with a large boot. Feels solid.
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: 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: Top vRS 230 gets more equipment but a considerable firmer ride.
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: Upmarket hatchback that offers excellent value for money. Acres of legroom and bootspace. Efficient range of engines.
Bad: Driving experience is more functional than fun. Suspension can feel a little unsettled on rough roads.
Good: Pretty much near perfect as a practical family estate car. Great value for money. Comfortable and quiet on the move. Huge amounts of rear legroom.
Bad: DSG automatic can sometimes lack quick response and be hesitant.
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+. Much loved model.
Bad: Original 1.8 TSI 4WD is thirsty. Unusual looks not for everyone. Lost a star due to very high number of faults and problems.