The Skoda Fabia vRS displays a hat-trick of benefits. It's sporty, it's frugal and it's very practical too.
When it was originally launched it was only available as a hatchback with a 1.9L diesel engine but later models, from 2010 onwards, have a 1.4L turbo petrol engine with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. This petrol motor can reach 0-62mph in just 7.3 seconds, and it will push to 139mph.
It also manages to offer an unexpectedly high level of comfort for a small and sporty car as well as being large enough to fit four adults in comfort. Post-2010 Fabias are also available as estates, providing even more space and a very generous 1,460-litres of boot capacity with the seats folded down.
Traction control means it handles very well on corners and, overall, the hatchback version is the more sure-footed of the two body styles.
Generally, the equipment levels are good, especially in the later cars which even have features that include heated mirrors, a factory-fitted alarm and CD player with MP3 connectivity. As standard, the vRS has LED running lights and 17� alloys.
So if you're looking for a sporty hot hatch that also scores very highly in the practicality stakes, you can find a great choice of used Fabias on Motors.co.uk.