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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 12v 70 2 5dr

    David Garlick Date: 25/07/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    Having owned the Mk1 Fabia all I can say is that Skoda seem to have improved on all areas for the new car. It is very spacious for a 'supermini' and will easily cary four tall adults and a boot full of luggage.

    The 1.2 12v engine is brilliant and feels much more powerful than expected even with a full load, its very lively as well easy to rev and sounds great. The engine also seems to get better as the miles pile on, nearly at 6000 now and have averaged arount 44 mpg using brim to brim calculation.

    The ride and hadling are also very good with plently of grip and nice turn in. The only disapointment is that the suspension can be a bit noisy over poorly surfaced roads probably the result of less soundproofing to save weight.

    However, the overall view is that the car feels very comfortable and sophisticated especially for such a low price.

  • 1.4 TDI PD 80 2 5dr

    Ian Hearn , Tyne & Wear . Date: 21/04/2008
    • 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 have just passed 5000 miles and I am averaging 54 mpg. There is more than enough power for me and it will sit at 70mph on a motorway all day, doing just 2500rpm.

    What I like about the car is the room all round. The boot is a useful size and the room in the back is very good.

    I have read reviews about engine noise and mpg - yes, there is noise at tickover but once you're running, it's fine. On the MPG, it's all down to your right foot.

    This is my first Skoda and won't be the last - great car.

  • 1.9 TDI PD 2 5dr

    Euan Donald , Cumbria . Date: 18/04/2008
    • 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

    This is my second Fabia, my previous one being a 1.9sdi (2002 model), it was an excellent car if a tad slow, but a basic diesel it was. Thus second time around i bought a 1.9tdi. I have had it three months from brand new and all i can say is "fantastic". I have achieved 63mpg on a standard run, it accelerates like nobodies business and the build quality is second to none. I cannot fault it (unlike my Honda Jazz). My only niggle is that it looks a bit, well, ugly?? Not the trendiest car on the road, i think its the radiator grill that they could do with redesigning, hopefully they will sort it on the VRS that comes out next year. It is a joy to drive, and too think of you had told me fifteen years ago i would be buying Skoda i would have laughed. Best car i have owned!!

  • 1.9 TDI PD Sport 5dr

    Chris Langridge , Kent . Date: 13/04/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Buy a Skoda? Never. well thats what i would have said a few months ago.I am every inch a Ford man and was trying to convince my partner that Ford was the way forward.That was until we came across the 1.9 TDI by accident.My brother-in-law had a hire one and popped over to let us have a spin, well,that drive converted me.We was looking for economy (1.4TDI) but thought "to hell with it" and purchased the 1.9 tdi sport in Funky yellow.The engine is very responsive and has that extra punch when needed but the engine noise is a bit frugal.I do like the re-assurance that when you open the bonnet, all you see is VW and AUDI splayed everywhere.Interior quality is better than some rivals and plastic feels a good quality.The only thing we are concerned about is the response of the brakes,not the best. Overall, if your looking for a little car with great punch and cheap to run then look no further.ENJOY...

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