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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. Starting to get reports of quality problems, especially gearboxes.
Good: Decently built and good value, cheap to run. Greenline models are very economical with low CO2 emissions.
Bad: Dull image, smaller 1.2-litre petrol engine is lacklustre, not exciting to drive.
Good: New sharper styled Fabia will be more spacious that before.
Bad: Not on sale until 2015.
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. Scout version on the way.
Bad: Not a great drive. 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 Rapids 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, handles well, GreenLine model is very economical, a lot of car for the money.
Bad: Earlier 1.9 TDI engine is noisy and lacks refinement, hatchback lacks a rear wiper. Usual hesitation from DSG autos. Columbus navigation system prone to failure after about four years.
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 autos. Columbus satnav prone to failure after about four years.
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.
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