Being only 24, when i got my new Fabia vRS, my mates were ripping into me about owning a skoda. But then when i got the car and i started beating them in there Saxo vtrs they thought twice and thats not including the build quality and even getting started on the excellent fuel comp im getting. So it paid off to be different with a "stupid skoda" cos at the end of the day its brilliant.
This is a very smooth car that is very easy and relaxed to drive. The engine runs very quietly, particularly at tickover.
Over 31,000 miles in nearly 3 years of mixed motoring, I have averaged 34.6mpg. The car drives like a big car. It gives a feeling of quality.
The only criticisms I have is that there have been occasional squeaks and rattles. These have all been fixed.
The only failures have been the windscreen brake light unit and the engine lamba probe - all fixed under warranty.
I bought this car to replace my third Golf GTI in a row. I like it so much I have just ordered another one!
I bought the Fabia VRS 1.9 PD TDI in May 2004. I had had loads of Gremlins with my Peugeot 206 GLX 2.0 HDI 90.
I had the car for 9 months and have covered 22,000 miles. I have taken the tyre and service maintenance package and it's a very good investment. The JD power survey puts the Skoda second behind Lexus. Overall Skoda has built a very reliable car and I love it to bits.
The Skoda marque will keep people's heads turning and more people will buy Skoda. If they want a reliable and a hard-working diesel, the Skoda it is.
Bought 2 months ago. Completed 5000 miles. I bought the car which makes most sense to me.
I have a heavy right foot but even I can return 51mpg in a car that has still more to offer. I can get 5 people in comfortably. It cost 2/3rds the price of my parents VW Golf TDi but does everything just as well.
Image... who cares? Only those who wish they'd bought something which is so complete. This is the performance/quality/practical buy of the century. Don't ever let anyone tell you "ah well, it's so good because it's a VW", or "it is German build quality". It's a Skoda and deserves to be called a Skoda.
If you had asked me 10 years ago that I'd buy a Skoda I'd laugh in your face. I'm glad I didn't!
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