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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 16v 100 Ambiente 5dr

    chris cutmore Date: 21/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I brought this car two and a half years ago and have not looked back. I managed to get a 100bhp car with a 1.4 engine - need I say more?

    When you work the engine it flies. Keep the revs above 4000rpm and hold on tight. It's very funny overtaking people who get very annoyed when they they seen that a SKODA has passed them! When people try to joke about my car, it is I who has the last laugh.

    My only quibble is I find it hard how a car can go for 40,000 miles before replacing spark plugs. I have just completed 30,000 miles. It was enlightening when you lift the bonnet and are confrnted with VW and Audi stamped parts. Also, much of the swich gear and other parts are shared with Audi cars - much to the annoyance of my friend who owns an Audi A4.

  • 1.9 TDI 130 vRS 5dr

    Adam Bell , Derbyshire . Date: 20/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 2.0 Elegance 5dr

    Mike Austin Date: 22/01/2005
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!

  • 1.9 TDI 130 vRS 5dr

    Subhasish Sen Gupta , Solihull . Date: 15/01/2005
    • 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

    My car

    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.

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