Skoda Fabia review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

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The Skoda Fabia is a pretty decent representation of the brand's 'simply clever' ethos, as long as you understand that 'simply' equates to 'few frills', and 'clever' means 'decently roomy for a bargain price'.

In order to grab a share of the market, the Fabia needs to be both of those things and more. It occupies one of the most fiercely contested classes of all, vying with umpteen direct rivals from pretty much every car manufacturer. But it's hardly surprising that there's so much competition, given that small cars (or superminis as they're also known) outsell every other type of car.

With the Fabia you get a huge choice when it comes to engines and trim levels, and, while it isn't the cheapest small car on sale (that title goes to the Dacia Sandero), it leads the chase for the runner-up spot.

So how much cheaper is it than the Ford Fiesta and the Seat Ibiza? Is the Fabia better to drive than the Vauxhall Corsa and the Volkswagen Polo? These are all the questions (and more) that we'll be answering in this review, as well as pointing you in the direction of which engine and trim make the most sense. 

And, don’t forget that if you want to buy a Skoda Fabia, or any of its rivals, head to our New Car Buying section to get the very best deals with no hassle and no haggling involved.

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