Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Skoda Fabia hatchback?
The Fabia is a beautifully built car, so just check the interior is clean and tidy and that the alloy wheels, if specified, haven’t suffered any kerb damage. Its most likely use will have been as a town car, so check the bodywork for minor scuffs.
What are the most common problems with a used Skoda Fabia hatchback?
Earlier cars had reported problems with the seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox, which could be overly jerky in its shifts. Some also found it difficult to utilise the Mirrorlink system on the car’s infotainment system. In our most recent survey, the Fabia scored well on brake, tyre, windscreen wiper and headlight bulb wear, all being below the class average.
Is a used Skoda Fabia hatchback reliable?
The Fabia backs up its well-put-together air with a good reliability record. In our most recent reliability survey it finished high up in the small car sector with an excellent overall score of 96%.
Skoda as a brand consistently finishes highly placed in reliability and customer satisfaction surveys, often way above its more premium siblings in the Volkswagen Group, Audi and VW. It finished in an excellent 7th place out of 32 manufacturers in our most recent survey.