We’d take the Skoda Roomster Scout over the Skoda Fabia, partly because the handbrake held the outfit still on the 1-in-6 test hill – although it needed a very firm pull.
Considering how light it is, the Roomster was very stable, coping with the extremes of our lane-change test and a strong crosswind on the straights. Cornering is neat and tidy, with some body-roll but plenty of grip.There’s lots of room inside, too. Luggage space is healthy, at 450 litres even with the rear seats in place. However, there’s no getting away from the disappointing 50kg noseweight limit, which many caravans will exceed.