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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.
  • 1.9 TDI PD 3 5dr

    Rod Rod Date: 05/08/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I have had this for four years. Its great, but the aircon has never worked. Its a company car, and when skoda get hold of it they seem just to regas it and return it, - not working, - they can't tell whether its working because its seldom hot enough to notice Am I the only one?

    It shifts like anything and is tight and rides like a much bigger car. mileage has never been better than 45mpg Pity its like a sauna on a summer's day I notice they have stopped making it, - I wonder why? -I guess because the VRS is out.

  • 1.6 16v 2 5dr

    Alan Warwick , Middx . Date: 29/04/2011
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    This is my first Skoda, my son having pipped me with a 'mark 1' estate which has been 100% reliable for 4 years. My Fabia is very quiet as it is the 105ps petrol. I think it's unfair that often the car is criticised for being noisy - the diesels are but the petrols are not! Mine does over 40 mpg on a regular basis even on a 25 mile daily commute from the outskirts of London into Herfordshire. One reason I chose it ( apart from the reliability reports ) was its ability to seat upto 4 adults in comfort. Indeed I have regularly travelled in the back for upto 2 hours comfortably. Inside it has good storage spaces and is easy to drive, would have liked to afford the '3' spec with cruse control etc but this is one fine car. I've been in the Motor Trade over 40 years and during my time in Car & Van hire got to drive a huge variety of cars so feel qualified to give an opinion. Many friends still ask - 'you? a Skoda?' but when they look further realise that there are excellent reasons why there are now waiting lists for most models. The motoring public at large are discovering one of the finest quality turnarounds in motoring history.

  • 1.6 16v 1 Tiptronic 5dr

    mark dyball Date: 16/02/2009
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    further to previous posts. am STILL getting wind noise from front drivers side window. am taking it back to the dealers tomorrow so they can have another go at fixing it. it happens whenever the car goes above 60 mph. apart from this the car is great.

  • 1.4 TDI PD 80 Sport 5dr

    Richard Moss Date: 14/02/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      54

    My car

    I dont usually write anything on the internet, I find its for people who like to argue, and I dont but... 3* out of 5* for THIS car!! Plastic quality? sloppy gearchange?? I understand every one to themselves but really what car did you guys drive. Am 19 and I was lucky enough to have the chance to buy a new car. And the choice is incredibly, new corsa, new fiesta, new clio, polo, ibiza it goes on, so parting with a great amount of cash, i looked at all of them. All fell short at the mark am afraid, the new Corsa is really quiet badly put together which shocked me, and the fiesta lacked grunt, new clio nice but its french, polo is a fabia, and if I had to be shot the fabia is much better screwed together, and has more space. The engine is the same as the late vrs but minus 1cylinder, its charcter is very much like the old vrs, as my dad used to own on! Insurance is cheap, Tax is £35 and 53mpg with a good amount of right foot action! I could go on but 1,500 characters is not enough. Also not sure on the sloppy gearchange I Could rant about that, but i shall not, am not going to spend anymore time, saying how epic this little car is, infact am going out, to drive is, with its poor plastics, bad engine, sloppy gearchange, ugly looks and bad badge. lucky for me ive not got that fabia, ive got a truly wonderful one!

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