Good: Great looking small car based on Volkswagen Up. Ideal for town. Economical and cheap to run. Lower prices than Up and SEAT Mii. First available with an automated manual.
Bad: Cheapest versions not under 100g/km CO2.
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: Great performance from buzzy 1.4 TSI engine. Very precise in corners. Firm but forgiving ride. Nicely weighted steering. Impressively economical.
Bad: Not available with a manual gearbox. Interior nothing special considering it's a vRS. Worrying reports of high oil consumption.
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.
Bad: Not a great drive. More expensive than before.
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.
Good: Roomy boot and plenty of storage space, decent handling and pleasant to drive, beautifully built, good value.
Bad: Not as roomy as a Berlingo Multispace and no sliding rear side doors, centre rear seat is narrow 2+1, no spare wheel from 2009MY.
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.
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.
Good: Unique styling. Solid build. Excellent petrol engines including frugal yet peppy 1.2 TSI. Good space in the back. 2WD or 4WD. Frugal 1.6 TDI Greenline can return 60mpg+.
Bad: Original 1.8 TSI 4WD is thirsty (improved and cheaper 1.8 TSI from May 2011). Unusual looks not for everyone.