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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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86 reader reviews for Skoda Fabia Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TDI PD 80 Ambiente 5dr

    Ashley Arthur , dorset . Date: 25/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    Love this car, went from a Audi A4 saloon to this

    Great fuel economy, seven years old and still getting the estimated 60mpg during town driving

    Only fault i've had to date is that the window winder's motor has a known fault (not worried as it's being covered under warrenty)

    Would recommend this car to anyone who wants a cheap runaround!

  • 1.4 16v 100 Comfort 5dr

    Chris Bragg Date: 22/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Nice little car - generally reliable, good mpg, relatively responsive engine. The main niggles have been the engine & the engine management system. The latter went through a phase - age around 4 years - of constantly bringing the light on but dealer could find no fault. Eventually stripped engine down but still no answer found. Seems to have solved it, but doesn't run quite as well now - as long as SuperUnleaded is used. Heating also gets very hot and takes an hour to cool down, so not great if you suddnely feel too warm!

  • 1.9 TDI 130 vRS 5dr

    martin Brockbank , cumbria . Date: 27/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I Bought this car new in nov 04.It has been without doubt the best car i,ve ever owned and always puts a grin on your face whenever you drive it.The only gripe is the light coulored seats a bit of a pain to keep clean! I normally only keep a car for 3 years but nothing comes close to replacing it.

  • 1.9 TDI 130 vRS 5dr

    karl kraus Date: 29/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    The car to drive is BRILLIANT value for money

    The car standard 7/10 within its class. Expect an average 50mpg absolute MIN 35 mpg driving around town. 0 to 60 mph you’re looking at late 7s and tuned late 6s early 7s. This is an excellent car to modify! Specialist a must to remap and tune it. Avoid cowboys horror stories are out there. I recommend using JABBA Sport.

    If you have a custom remap (Mines at 172Bhp & 428Nm torque ) with uprated clutch, larger air intake and green panel air filter with a rear Jabba anti role bar the Audi TT brake upgrade and lowered suspension including springs and dampers you will turn your brisk Fabia VRS into breakfast eating BMW machine. A max cost of £2500 ish putting it right up there with cars that would set you back £20,000 spanking brand new for that performance.

    You can get the Fabia VRS up to and above 250 BHP and 530Nm of Torque but you would need to invest a further £3500

    The only car I will now buy is going to be the new Fabia VRS to be released in 2010 as everything else I have looked at just doesn’t compare in value for money, practicality, and looks.

    Every time I drive it, I smile and most standard BMW's Honda Civic Type R's and Renault Megane sports on a motorway don’t stand a chance (Remapped) if you're in the right gear. In my opinion, it’s priceless and gives me great satisfaction knowing I've got great value for money simply because of a badge!

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