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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

    aubrey dhanraj , middlesex . Date: 01/10/2007
    • Overall 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

    My car

    car looks great, drive is a bit ponderous around corners, gearbox a bit sloppy- easy to mix up 1st and third. inside very well specced, the ipod socket pretty cool. Could do with a bit more back and lateral support performance good around town, but only for the occasional motorway jaunt. I too notice the wind noise, keep thinking i've left a window open economy reasonable, around 38mpg, still wearing car in, should improve nice little car, but next time i would buy with a bigger engine, for mid range punch!

  • 1.9 TDI PD 2 5dr

    David Day , kent . Date: 30/09/2007
    • 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

    Excellent engine and fuel consumption already at 60 mpg for 56 mph motorway driving & have done less than 1000 miles.

    The front end could be better shaped & the car is too high, but the quality of the interior plastics is brilliant. The key with this car is the tried and trusted 1.9 TDi engine. it is also rattle free and doors shut with a solid emtal clunk.

  • 1.2 12v 70 2 5dr

    Rob Holmes , Kent . Date: 04/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I went for the Level 2 but decided that I could not resist the Level 3 wheels which give the car that something extra in looks!

    What about the cabin? Very spacious all round. I love the white trim inside and seats are very comfortable. Like your music? Awesome "DANCE" mp3 system, I recommend a "CHORD" £49.95 wire which you can connect one end to your AUX port, and the other into your MP3. The quality is incredible! The boot is huge for a small car, so don’t worry about a big shop at the supermarket. 300 Litres of space to be exact! Plus not forgetting the seats fold down.

    Areas for improvement? My only gripe is the fact that you can't change records via the dance panel or no controls on the steering wheel! When the mp3 is connected. Level 3 will give certain extra luxuries to the vehicle, but do you really require them?

    What about the running costs? Well no problems here either! I topped the tank up and it only cost me £30! And that was 2 weeks ago I still got half a tank left and I do a good few miles every day. It seems that Skoda have got the "HTP" (High Torque Performance) new engines well engineered. When you take away a new Skoda it's taxed for the year by them and you even get 3 years breakdown cover with the RAC should you ever be caught out in the woods somewhere!

    Overall a beautiful engineered motor vehicle with low running costs and the entire essentials one could hope for without the burn hole in the pockets!

    GO BUY ONE!!

  • 1.4 TDI PD 80 3 5dr

    James Murray , rOSS-SHIRE . Date: 02/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I am very pleased with this model, the only fault I find is slight wind noise on drivers side which the garage tried to eliminate by adjusting the door keep, but without success. Was interested to note that one other owner noticed this.

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