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Overall reader verdict 4 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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32 reader reviews for Skoda Fabia Hatchback.
  • 1.2 6v 60 1 5dr

    Adrian Pinnock , Hants . Date: 29/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    Well designed and spacious but is starting to develop more and more faults. First a clunk every time the car goes over a bump which the garage have been unable to identify or fix and now the oil light coming on only three months after the first major service. Also vibrating parts in the cabin spoil the ride further. Worst of all however is the steering which is just plain odd and unpleasant. The car is not living up to the owners reviews I have read!

  • 1.2 TDI CR 75 Greenline II 5dr

    Andrew Livingstone , Cheshire . Date: 14/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the Greenline II for 2 years now with absolutely no problems at all to mention. The interior isn't fantastic but everything is well built and feels chunky. Headroon has always been an issue (being 6'5")in cars but with the Fabia theres loads of space. Even with the seat fully back you could get a child in the seat behind. As for ride and handling, the Fabia Greenline isnt half bad, it irons out bumps and potholes, seats are easily comfortable for long journeys, although an arm rest or higher centre console would have been nice. At motorway speeds it is a little noisy but is far from uncomfortable. It's a very frugal car if driven properly. For example, at 80mph it does about 55-60 MPG but my daily commute of mostly motorway miles is a 60 mile round trip, reading the road and using the brakes as little as possible and using the gears to slow the car rather than coasting followed by the clever start/stop system I have had an average of 78-81 MPG (60-70mph). If you drive the Fabia like you've nicked it then you'll still get about 45-50mpg which is still not bad. As for performance, obviously it's no sports car, but once you put your foot down theres plenty of torque from the three cylinder engine to perform an overtake and still pulls well on the motorway. Overall as a small car its perfect, large boot, roomy, spacious, and when driven sensibly running costs are low. An added bonus of the three year free servicing gives you peace of mind as well as the £0 road tax.

  • 1.6 TDI CR 90 SE 5dr

    David Rae , North Lanarkshire . Date: 22/04/2012
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    This is my second Fabia 2. Previous model was the 1.9td 3. Excellent fuel economy , performance & equipment but the ride was spoilt by the 16" tyres. The old pump duse engine was vocal at start up but smoothed out when on the road. Changed to the 1.6CRSE (90bhp) for the lower car tax bracket (B). The rides has improved leaps & bounds on the smaller 15" tyres. The engine is substantially quieter & can be barely detected as a diesel at times. The performance has not dropped markedly despite having 15 horses less than the model it replaced but has lost the last models easily provoked torque steer if you were too heavy on the accelerator. Fuel economy on my 76 mile round trip to work over A roads is a little over 60mpg. Cannot recommend this engine for users on short urban commutes. It has a diesel particulate filter which fouls up on short start/stop journeys & needs a good twenty minute motorway run to burn off the residues when the warning light comes on. Failure to do this will lead to hefty repair costs.On the whole the car is way better than What Car's three star rating. As an ownership prospect it's hard to fault being the roomiest car in its class & excellent value for money. The handling is safe rather than involving (the tall stance & soft ride to blame).

  • 1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo 5dr

    Stephen Broome , shropshire . Date: 21/03/2012
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I've had my skoda for 6 months and it has been great. The black trim, roof, and wheels really make the car look loads better than the standard Fabia, which looks a bit bland. After having a Citroen C2, the Skoda feels like it has been built by people who care, and know what they are doing. It feels properly screwed together, and have had no problems whatsoever with it so far. It drives beautifully, and the power from the 1.2 engine is a miracle of technology. Don't expect to get near the fuel economy figures though. Driving like a saint still won't get you to the average. I must admit that I did consider the Diesel version, but the jump in price seemed excessive to me. This spec takes all the great parts of the Skoda Fabia, but adds the icing on the cake. Go and take that test drive, and see what I'm on about. It also looks better than the VRS.

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