You lot should get the November 2011 issue of Wheels magazine. They did a supermini supertest and the placing is as follows:
10 - (New) Holden Barina ($15,990)
9 - Nissan Micra Ti ($16,990)
8 - Hyundai Accent Elite ($18,490)
7 - Mazda2 Neo ($16,500)
6 - Honda Jazz VTi ($17,790)
5 - (New) Kia Rio Si ($18,990)
4 - Suzuki Swift GL ($16,690)
3 - Ford Fiesta LX ($18,990)
2 - Skoda Fabia 77TSI ($18,990)
1 - VW Polo 77TSI ($19,850)
As someone who'll be looking at this class of car in the next six months, it's no shock to see the Polo at the top. But what did surprise me is seeing the Fabia come second (and the Fiesta third), especially as it's copped so much flack on here. I'm not presenting a pro or against argument here, I'm just presenting the facts. Another interesting thing to see was that they commented on just how close it was between the Fabia and Polo and that the Fabia is much more than just a Polo in different clothing, it's its own car and actually has character - "So it's nicer steering and ride, versus sharper dynamics and a more premium interior. It's that close" is what they said.
It's also great to see that the brand new Barina comes dead last (even worse than the Micra)!
- Candy White 2008 Skoda Octavia RS 2.0TFSI 6M Liftback