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!!
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...
Had a long drive in one of these today and can honestly say, after driving the latest Corsa, Yaris, Fiesta, Clio and Polo, the Skoda beats them all out of sight.
Great performance, excellent build quality - certainly puts the VW Polo to shame, and in the beautiful sprint yellow looks stunning.
Neat styling, great equipment levels and superior ride all add to the Skodas appeal. Needless to say, I've placed an order.
Further to my earlier posting, I could not live with the hard ride, and have now sold the car-back to the Dealer. Sorry, Skoda- I wish you well, and the old Fabia was brilliant, as is the rest of the range, but you and the new Fabia have moved away from my need for economical, comfortable motoring.No doubt the hard ride(when the roads in the UK are getting worse) will appeal to some, but not me. I am now looking for a comparable car with sensible suspension, and not those rediculous alloya and low-profile tyres! Its proving difficult.
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