This was my second Fabia 1.4 8v petrol Classic Estate. My first was to the basic Classic spec, new in March 2001, and covered 33,000 miles in 15 months with no problems. Part-exchanged in May 2002 for this one new with ABS, Aircon and Electric Sunroof as factory options. Covered 121,000 miles in 5.5 years. Very few problems in service, all sorted by brilliant Skoda Dealer. Recently part-exchanged for new 1.4 16v 80 bhp Bohemia Estate (still the mark one) plus some extra options giving me the ultimate spec. Done 9,500 miles so far with mpg running around 43 and rising as engine runs-in. All three cars totally brilliant, the nicest cars to drive, great design, appealing shape, solidly built, doors shut with that solid clunk that very few other makes have these days. Recommend Michelin Energy Tyres - 40,000 miles from the fronts and 70,000 miles from the rears. 70,000 miles from front brake pads too! I don't drive fast but I don't crawl around either. My latest car indicating 52 mpg at 70 mph on recent motorway run! Overall - just the best, brilliant. Well done Skoda.
Richard Weston, Oxfordshire, September 6th 2008