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Skoda Fabia Estate (00 - 07) review

(2000 - 2007)
Skoda Fabia Estate (00 - 07)
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What's the used Skoda Fabia estate like?

We love the Fabia hatchback. It was our Supermini of the Year not long ago, and even now it's still an excellent car.

However, estate car buyers who haven't been put off by the badge may be put off by the car's tiny dimensions. They shouldn't be. The estate is every bit as well built and good to drive as the hatchback, but it doubles the capacity for luggage. It's not the biggest in its class, but you'll be surprised how much it can carry.

As well as that, there's enough room to seat five adults in comfort. Some may accuse the cabin of being dull, but it's easy to use and, like the rest of the car, it's sturdily built.

The drive is good, too. The Fabia strikes an excellent balance between ride and handling, with refinement that puts many bigger cars to shame.