Written on: 21/06/2012 by puddlehopper (3 reviews written)
Ive had this car for 2 years and done about 22,000 miles in it. i have had no problems at all to speak of, the sunroof leaked and sometimes still does but thats not the car it was fitted after market, one time the washers stopped working because the water froze and pushed off the tube to the rear window it cost 35 quid to put right but thats all. good points performs well and drives great very stable and quiet at speed will hold motorway speeds all day long and mpg is good. it is very... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2010
I bought this car second hand as an antidote to troublesome motoring in a '67 MKII Cortina 1600E and BOY! was I in for a shock. The Fabia is GREAT. once you get past the fact that it doesn't look cool (and what does after a classic like the ford) but actually, the car is understated and refined. It ain't a hot hatch - but it is ALL of the following.
1. comfortable - on short hops or long motorway drives.
2. got grunt. Can easily hit a ton and stay there if you want it to.
3. nimble - ... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2010
i bought this seconhand car for my wife with 65,000 on the clock. after driving it myself i was very suprised at what a great little car it is, i say little but it turned out to be very spacious inside and good boot space as well. we have owned 6 volkswagens over the years and so i knew the reliability would not be an issue with the skoda and that has proved to be right, when you close the doors "it sounds just like a golf", i honestly cant find a fault with this car, an alround cracker but,... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2010
Ive had my little car for about six months now and although i do love it, there are many things which go repeatedly wrong with it. Within the first 3 months the engine management light came on three times. Luckily I still had cover from the garage so it didnt cost me anything to fix but now my cover has ran out and Ive been quoted £60 off many garages just to tell me what the problem is, without fixing it! After paying £2000 for this second hand car im now really guttered and cant afford to... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2008 by manzone91 (1 review written)
Yesterday (28/03/08) I bought a W-reg (00) Skoda Fabia 1.4 MPI clean inside out. I previously had a VW N-reg Golf but I was surprised to see the space inside. At first I thought I'm driving an estate.
I must say I'm impressed. Only concern is it feels like it skips a bit when I change gear and accelerate. I'm not sure about the cause, let me know if anyone is aware.
Apart from that, this is a fantastic car. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2008
Seats comfortable, smooth to drive. This is a lovely car to drive but has developed a knocking. The Skoda 14 mpi is using a lot of water from the header tank. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by ROAD ANGEL (1 review written)
I've got 138,000 on the clock of my Skoda Fabia so far from new, and this car has been driven hard from the start. It is still fun to drive, and has been the best reliable small hatch I have driven in a long time (having driven a great number of cars in the course of work). It has sweet cornering, positive precise steering, and excellent road holding and stability. Its fun to drive on twisting technical roads, and has enough power to comfortably cruise on motorways. Good balance of mpg... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2006 by slowpoke (1 review written)
I have recently picked up a Fabia RS (Sport Edition), and I have to say I love it. Please note that this model is only available in Greece as it is not the Turbo Diesel model. Actually what Skoda Hellas does is that they take a the 1.4 101hp model and perform the following upgrades:
-Upgrades the Air intake system to a performance one (cone intake, etc.)
-Upgrades the CPU with a 'sport edition' program raising the HP to 116
-Changes the Shocks and Springs to K2 system
-Includes Tinted... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2006 by ghtyr346 (1 review written)
The Skoda Fabia 1.4 is not as cheap as you think. When I bought it I was led to believe that I got 3 years free servicing, this was not the case OK maybe I did not ask the right questions to the salesman and pin them down. Very poor starter, has not started several times, warning lights keep comming on, you need to upgrade to the more powerful engine otherwise it is seriously underpowered. Very poor car for the money, would not touch one with a bargepole again! (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2005 by seumas4631 (2 reviews written)
This Skoda Fabia 1.4 is a solidly engineered car at a very reasonable price, and to all the badge snobs - I am laughing all the way to the bank! (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2005 by rogdan (1 review written)
This Skoda Fabia 1.4 has been a good car for me, and I've had a few turkeys. I got one of the last made before ABS became standard, but haven't missed that. Electrics in particular are nice and solid (VW influence?). A good road-holder, decent acceleration without being in any way sporty. The 1.2 model was a bit underpowered by comparison. Interior is a bit bland, though the newer models are looking more adventurous. But it's the reliability that stands out. 10K mile servicing looked... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2004 by John Thompson (38 reviews written)
After 23 years in the motor trade, and after owning several really nice top marques (BMW Mercedes Lexus to name a few!) I bought a Skoda Octavia, closely followed by a Skoda Fabia 1.4 Elegance estate.
I thought the Octavia was good, but the Fabia family car is a tad better despite being a little smaller.
General 'Feel' is astonishing, as it is very light to drive, sweet and quiet with no creaks or rattles, and grips like a little limpet even in the wet.
The cabin is the class leader for... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2004 by jennyirvine (8 reviews written)
Been driving the Skoda Fabia 1.4 family car brand now for a year, had a 3 year old skoda which was still running a dream when it was traded in for my brand spanking new on in January this year, it provides a fantastic drive, reliability and safety for the amazing price of £7000! Group 2 insurance which is great for me as Im only 21 and a student!! I would recommend this buy to anyone considering a first car especially, I or my family, (who ALL drive skoda's now!) have never had ANY problems... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2003 by garymwilson (1 review written)
Just bought a 3 year old example for my 17 old daughter. It's easy to overlook a Fabia in favour of the more popular Ka, Yaris, Fiesta and Corsa but DON'T. This is Group 2 insurance, is based on trusted VW mechanicals and has loads of space for a tall teenager and her mates. The performance of the 8v is not stunning but this is a car that can you live with around town AND on the motorway. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2002 by Pedro Santos. (1 review written)
It's a fabulous small (big!) car! So easy and enjoyable to run! Inside, you may think you are in a bigger car: space, economy, everything feels so nice to touch! (read more)
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