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★★★★★

“Amazing!”

Written on: 22/05/2012

This little car is simply amazing. The drive, the reliability and the comfort are all outstanding. 50-70 MPG on all journeys is remarkable, considering the power available. The Fabia vRS is also extremely practical. There's loads of leg room, tons of boot space and having 5 doors means it's suitable for carrying family or friends. It's very difficult to find fault with this car, considering the great value for money it offers, particularly when compared to its class rivals. I am one very… Read Full Review

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“golf gti, only cheaper, but beware build quality”

Written on: 05/04/2012

furby 1.9 tdi vrs - uses the excelletn vw 1.9tdi 130bhp engine and chucks it into a light weight body. They look good and handle very well. I have owend this for 2 years and the performance is excelletn but the build quality lacking.. Plus points: cheap to run and tax, mpg i get is easily 58 looks sublte yet will leave many sporty cars i the shade 0-60 is ok but in gear acceleration using 3,4,5 gears is AMAZING and close to that of serious sports cars. Bad Points: BE WARNED: if buying… Read Full Review

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“Their more like a swimming pool than a car the mount...”

Written on: 05/04/2012

Their more like a swimming pool than a car the mount ov water they leak in won't ever buy another skoda your just throwing good money away… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The best car I've ever owned!”

Written on: 23/01/2012

I've never been a badge-snob so was very keen on the Skoda Fabia vRS when in first appeared in 2003. I was smitten and bought a brand-new Black-Magic vRS in Sept 2004 and was astounded!! There hasn't been a small car since that offers this amazing blend of value, performance, economy and practicality. Its understated but brutish appearance is perfectly to my taste and despite working in the car design and manufacturing industry (and experiencing many other cars from many different… Read Full Review

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Nathannaybo's Comment

Written on: 20/04/2012

It's always good to see a well written review where the writer is unbiased and is really giving you a good overall idea of what to expect from a car.

I recently bought a Fabia after relocating and resettling and I can honestly say this review is right on the money.
I've never owned a more reliable, fun and exciting car.
If I were to buy a brand new one from the Skoda Dealership I would probably send myself on a guilt trip as you get WAY more than you pay!!

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Tonylathes's Comment

Written on: 20/03/2013

I too have owned a Tdi Vrs from new in 2005 and it has been an astonishling good buy. Everything Guest said is correct - even down to the paint peeling from the (rather perfunctory) boot spoiler. I intend to keep mine until it will go no further (my wife loves it, too.). There has never been a mechanical fault of any kind; the economy is exceptional and the mid-range torque quite astonishing;- just like driving a much larger turbocharged car it covers the ground in an effortless fashion.
If only its replacment had been diesel and not a petrol-engined.

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★★★★★

“Had two weeks had a BMW coupe previous and this skoda...”

Written on: 03/04/2011

Had two weeks had a BMW coupe previous and this skoda would munch it up . By far most suprising car ever… Read Full Review

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“I have driven all kinds of cars and have been a long...”

Written on: 08/11/2010

I have driven all kinds of cars and have been a long term Audi fan. My wife has had three Octavia TDi's, all of them faultless as main family car. However, I have given up my beloved 4 rings for a Fabia VRS 1.9TDi Special Edition and I am gobsmacked! I cannot get my head round what a superb car this is. Even with the special paint, leather interior and all the gadgets, it's still pretty understated. I know many people still can't see past the badge but those days are long gone. The 1.9TDi… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“had this car from new and of all the cars i have had...”

Written on: 13/01/2010

had this car from new and of all the cars i have had this one tops the list.just cannot fault it and price wise great value waiting with great antisipation for next edition… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Not a day goes by without me smiling in this car! My...”

Written on: 02/11/2009

Not a day goes by without me smiling in this car! My other car is an MX5 and the VRS knocks spots off it! It goes like grease lightning and I still get 550 mls to tank and 58mpg. Up and down the M5 M42 eating up the miles and the acceleration still blows me away after 4 yrs.Apart from tyres ,oil ,cam belt there have been no trips to the garage at all. I have converted so many skoda phobics- VW and Audi driving relatives who aftewr a quick burst up the motorway said in unison " It's like **** on… Read Full Review

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“Having been familiar with vw's tdi engined company...”

Written on: 03/09/2009

Having been familiar with vw's tdi engined company cars for many years,i was looking for a vehicle on a budget that had similar performance as golf gti/focus 1.9tdci. I purchased a black fabia vrs with 19000 miles from a car supermarket and found it a fantastic allrounder , hot hatch,tourer,family,city car all in one. With minimalist styling and no tacky body kits (vrx/st's/evo's) i would recommend this car to anybody no matter what age. Great value for money, couldn't find any other car that's… Read Full Review

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Interceptor's Comment

Written on: 04/01/2013

Have a look at e-maps.

I have had my BMW E46 M3 done by them - and the engine has better torque & power delivery. Next will be my Fabia VRS - 130 to 180 bhip upgrade speaks for itself.

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★★★★★

“i,ve had my Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD two days, the...”

Written on: 27/06/2009 by Glenn Pyatt (1 review written)

i,ve had my Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD two days, the mid range tourque is unbelievable, great fun to drive and very fast .its an 05 model in silver , it looks fantastic everybody should have one… Read Full Review

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“I've just bought a vrs today!! the special edition one...”

Written on: 30/05/2009 by simonedwards18 (1 review written)

I've just bought a vrs today!! the special edition one aswell :P One evening i walked past it and it caught my eye straight away and i knew looking at the colour and leather seat and thinking of the power it has i just had to have it! The blokes in the dealership had to warn me not to go full throttle until i'm used to the power! i mean i have never had that said to me before, i pick it up on tuesday and if i'm honest i can't wait these couple days have better go quick!!… Read Full Review

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“Got my Skoda Fabia VRS last March so had it just over...”

Written on: 09/04/2009

Got my Skoda Fabia VRS last March so had it just over a year, the car looks great and shifts pretty well too having gone from a 300bhp Astra GSI Turbo, got a house so it was cheap motoring but still with the smile factor, the Fabia stepped up to this challenge and i wouldnt change it for the world, well, unless they released a 300bhp rally replica!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD is nippy and economical....”

Written on: 23/02/2009

Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD is nippy and economical. I'm struggling to find bad points - its going to be something pedantic, Thats all there will be, its just possible that they missed a stitch in the seating. Its in an area that no one can see. No Ive had the magnifying glass to it, just a bit of fluff. What a car!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I am on my second Skoda Fabia VRS and you won't find a...”

Written on: 13/12/2008 by VRSROB (1 review written)

I am on my second Skoda Fabia VRS and you won't find a better package! My 1st a 2004 model was fantastic no issues. My 2nd I finally bought a 2007 Special Edition, its a dream. What other car gives you a package of Exciting power the torque mid range makes overtaking a doddle, Space, 5 doors, Economy and makes you smile every time you drive it! and it is also a sensible family car, a real wolf in sheeps clothing. Reliabilty issues, just one exhaust gases sensor fault fixed under warranty. Go… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I've had my Skoda Fabia vRS for 2 months now and is so...”

Written on: 04/09/2008 by richie1111 (1 review written)

I've had my Skoda Fabia vRS for 2 months now and is so much fun! On a long journey, it's comfortable and returns 60+ mpg and that includes the occasional urge to put my foot down!
I have lost count of the number of Porsche, Audi and BMW drivers who look on in amazement when I overtake them. I love it! Without doubt the best car I've ever had and next year I'll be remapping for a further 30bhp… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I've had the car for around a year now its been very...”

Written on: 20/08/2008

I've had the car for around a year now its been very good to live with im a keen car man and have always owned fast cars but having bougt a house and got married I needed a blend of the two. Its fast enough to have some fun and when you dont you can relax and enjoy the cheap running costs. Its well built and reliable… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Car is quick on acceleration. 4 doors are a plus if...”

Written on: 15/07/2008 by giandndougl (2 reviews written)

Car is quick on acceleration. 4 doors are a plus if comparing to another hot-hatch where 2 doors can be a pain. Car can be chipped to improve acceleration but not top speed (told by chip people). General servicing can be DIY, apart from tuning and resetting service light. Engine oil type is critical, if not sure ask Skoda or top respected garage… Read Full Review

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Giandndougl's Response to giandndougl's Review

Written on: 16/07/2008

As mentioned by other reviewer, in wet weather wheels will spin whetther ASR is on or off. Loss of traction when hard acceleration employed are more seriously braking. The tyres being newish and run in, are not to blame.

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Giandndougl's Response to giandndougl's Review

Written on: 27/04/2009

Resettting "SERVICE" and "OIL" warning lights are easily removed, as proved by following "Haynes" manuel instructions.

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Giandndougl's Response to giandndougl's Review

Written on: 27/01/2009

Resetting service ("INSP") or "OIL" warning can be removed easily on Fabia VRS.
<br/> With ignition "OFF" press in, and keep depressed trip button found on speedometer.
<br/> With trip button depressed, turn ignition "ON" , do not start engine.
<br/> After 10 seconds have elapsed, ("INSP") or ("OIL") warning will disappear and leave''''<br/> At this point, turn igntion "OFF" and release trip button.
<br/> Turning ignition on as normal, (INSP) or (OIL) will no-longer appear.
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★★★★★

“Looks, 5 doors, performance, build quality, mpg, low...”

Written on: 21/04/2008 by ANGRYEAGLE (2 reviews written)

Looks, 5 doors, performance, build quality, mpg, low insurance group, 115 a year tax, oh and mpg! The Skoda Fabia is just an awesome little motor… Read Full Review

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“Limited edition Skoda Fabia vRS is in a league of its...”

Written on: 24/01/2008

Limited edition Skoda Fabia vRS is in a league of its own, leather seats, cruise control, multi changer and faster than a Cooper S!… Read Full Review

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“I hope Skoda get there finger out and produce a vrs in...”

Written on: 21/01/2008 by typhoon1 (1 review written)

I hope Skoda get there finger out and produce a vrs in the new shape,
I wait impatiently… Read Full Review

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