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Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00 - 07) review

(2000 - 2007)
Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00 - 07)
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What used Skoda Fabia hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Skoda Fabia hatchback?

The Fabia was great value for money when it was new and, because Skodas don't hold their value as well as other Volkswagen Group cars, it makes an even better prospect as a used buy than some of its sister cars.

The majority of the engines give very strong fuel economy, so running costs won't be huge, either, especially as insurance costs are a big plus point. Our favourite 1.2 petrol engine sits in group 1, so premiums are rock bottom. Most of the range varies between groups 2 and 6, while the vRS will cost the most to cover, but even that's only in group 9.

Servicing costs will be similar to what you'll pay for a VW Polo or a Seat Ibiza, but the Skoda will be a tiny bit cheaper to maintain. You may pay a bit more than Corsa or Fiesta owners, though.