Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Fabia hatchback?
Skodas are now the least problematic European cars you can buy. What's more, if your car does go wrong, repairs are fairly cheap because parts aren't expensive and Skoda mechanics usually do a reasonably quick job at a fair price.
However, there are a few things to look for and, in particular, check the footwells for damp, as water can drip in through the air vent intakes when they get blocked. It's easy enough to fix, though, as clearing the blockage and ensuring the filter is properly sealed should cure it.