The Skoda Fabia is easier on its parts than many other small hatchbacks, with brake pads and brake discs only needing to be replaced every 45,000 and 50,000 miles respectively.
It is also lighter than average on brake fluid, cambelts, bulbs and suspension components according to data from CAP Derwent, a scheme which pools repair information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms to predict when parts will need to be replaced.
The data shows that it’s typically more than 100,000 miles before expensive items such as the engine, gearbox, clutch or air-conditioning need to be repaired.
Skoda finished a creditable eighth out of 37 manufacturers in the 2015 What Car? Reliability Survey.
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