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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 Classic 5dr

    william clay , west yorkshire . Date: 29/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    unlucky ? as my local skoda dealer suggested when i'd taken my car back to garage for the sixth time to have various faults rectified, irritating things such as rear washer refusing to work i could tolerate that,returning the car to have lambda probes replaced after 4 months and finally after limping back yet again to the garage to be told there was a fault with the ignition coils this was a car barely 6 months old,it was constantly stalling particularly on hill starts i was informed that this was something you eventually got used to,did i get rid of it? yes i did, and would i consider another skoda,? no under no circumstances.I now have a ford 1.8 focus diesel which is great and not a moments problem.

  • 1.4 16v 100 Comfort 5dr

    Ivan Ivanov Date: 26/07/2007
    • 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

    My car

    Well, my Fabia is a great car, like all Skodas. It's five years old.

    The Comfort equipment is the best.

    I'm planing to buy a new car in the next six months, and I think I'm going to buy the new Roomster.

    Overall, the Fabia is the best car in its class.

  • 1.9 TDI Comfort 5dr

    Clive Doel , Kent . Date: 22/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned the exact model the T2 replaced, I have to say that the new model is a disappointment.

    It is shorn of many of the previously included parts that are now extras or simply not available anymore.

    Gone is the coolant temperature gauge, twin rear foglights and reversing lights (front foglights are extra) but most importantly decent brakes.

    Discs all round have been replaced by discs and rear drums on the 1.9 TDI that gives the back end an unsafe feel under hard braking.

    Four discs cost £340 extra, and EPS and ASR come with that package.

    At the price, it's poor value for money but great if you have an MP3 player. You need one as there's only room in one glove box to store CD cases, they fit nowhere else.

  • 1.4 16v Comfort 75bhp Auto 5dr

    Ruchir Kumar Pathak , United Arab Emirates . Date: 19/06/2007
    • 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

    I brought a Fabia Comfort for my wife my in May 2006. I am really glad I choose the Fabbie (as we call it) over the Toyota Yaris and Peugot 206.

    The Fabbie looks really classy, beautifully quiet and has amazingly good fuel consumption, all for less than $13,000. I have owned this car for one year now, it has proved to be very reliable and economical. The Fabbie is a real surprise to drive and feels like a class higher.

    I'm very pleased that I bought a Škoda, it hasn't had to make a single non-routine visit to the service centre. The Fabbie is safe and so light to handle. It cruises effortlessly at high speed. The beige with black interior, in combination with excellent finish, makes it feel a much more expensive car. The boot area is large enough to carry permissible luggage for two to an airport.

    I have few complaints. I also like the gear shaft although I found it to be a bit low. The front seats offer a lot of legroom but rear accommodation is not comfortable. The quality of fabric also needs improvement.

    Overall in my opinion, the Škoda Fabia is very best supermini. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants a small car that has got loads of power, is economical, comfortable, and feels like a much more expensive car when driving. Soon I will definitely be buying a Skoda Octavia for myself!

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