Top 10: Small hatchbacks

Downsizing used to mean sacrificing the space, comfort, and convenience features that we took for granted in bigger, more expensive cars. But no longer thanks to high quality and comfortable small cars. Here we list your most popular 10.

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Skoda Fabia

It may not have the most 'youthful' of images but the Fabia is nontheless a very good hatchback. Plus with sporty looking versions like the Monte Carlo - pictured above, you can at least inject a bit of style into the mix.

It's a big step forward from its predecessor with a far better interior and improved material quality. Equipment levels are decent with entry-level S models getting DAB and Bluetooth connectivity, with the SE adding better audio and air-conditioning. Quiet, comfortable and safe it’s a solid all-rounder.

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flying_porker    on 26 July 2016

We have a 57 plate Jazz. It has good performance, and is very economical. It has the CVT gearbox and is ideal for my wife who is partially disabled.

If driven gently, it will return over 50 mpg which is very impressive for an automatic. It is a good car to drive.

I have only one gripe. The handbrake is not very good.

   on 27 December 2016

I have a 2006 Fiesta 1.4 which has done 32000 miles only as I live overseas apart from two holidays in the UK each year. It is parked outside and always starts first time after up to six months "sleep" and still has its original battery. Has been serviced every 3000 miles and the only problem is the air conditioning which fails as the engine needs to be run regularly to keep the AC system charged up. What a great little car.

Libre 303 Canada.

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