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

Written on: 04/04/2011

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: 09/11/2010

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: 14/01/2010

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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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: 31/05/2009 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: 10/04/2009

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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“Great car! I previously owned the Honda Civic 1.7 CDTi...”

Written on: 05/11/2007 by winkyrulz (1 review written)

Great car! I previously owned the Honda Civic 1.7 CDTi and after the experience i'd pick the Skoda equivalent every time! The PD engine in the vRS and all the other VAG models is very strong and capable. I The standard power is very addictive, you cant seem to get enough of that torque giving you a kick up the backside.I found mine to average at around 50mpg . If you decide you've suddenly caught heavy-foot syndrome in wet conditions don't bother heading for that ASR button as the traction… Read Full Review

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“This is my 2nd Skoda Fabia, my 1st was a 1.4tdi which,...”

Written on: 22/08/2007 by surveyguy (1 review written)

This is my 2nd Skoda Fabia, my 1st was a 1.4tdi which, I did 65000 trouble free miles in 2 years, this was a company car and the reason why I decided, when it was time to renew and my guvnor gave me a choice on what I could have next, to go for the vrs. (I could have had an Audi A4).
The 1.4 TDi was a surprise package as I never thought id go for a Skoda, but what a change of heart. The vrs I picked up is Carrera red and looks great (it had to be either black or red, the other colours did… Read Full Review

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“I have had 2 Fabia vRS's now, a 2003 model when it...”

Written on: 09/08/2007 by efunkster (1 review written)

I have had 2 Fabia vRS's now, a 2003 model when it first came out and now a 2007 special edition. I can say the performance, it is without doubt excellent. The reason why the Fabia vRs got such a bad write up when it came out in 2003 was basically it was still fashionable to poke fun at Skoda and the concept of putting a diesel into a hot hatch was too much for most people to understand; however a lot has changed since then and most manufactures now offer a "hot" diesel car and like it or not… Read Full Review

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Degbert's Response to 303503_efunkster's Review

Written on: 16/08/2007

I'm a little surprised to hear that, if I've read this right, a 1.9 TD Skoda has better torque than a 3 litre straight-six petrol BMW. If that's true I think Skoda should be running a massive ad campaign to target sporty drivers who've wasted over 30 grand on a beemer that's going to get done by a Skoda Diesel.
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<br/>It's a bold claim and I wonder if anyone has the manufacturers stats that back it up? It would be useful to get the facts absolutely straight on this.
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<br/>That said, there's no doubt that the new TD engines from VW are excellent (as indeed, slightly ironically, is the 2.0 diesel engine from BMW; fair's fair).

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Thefonz's Response to 303503_efunkster's Review

Written on: 21/08/2007

Regarding the Torque figures the Beemer 330i has 221 lbs/ft and the vRS has 229 lbs/ft.

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“I bought my Fabia vRS new in August '05 and have...”

Written on: 12/03/2007 by Graemeoncars (2 reviews written)

I bought my Fabia vRS new in August '05 and have covered 25,000 trouble free miles since then. The excellent 1.9 PD TDi engine has never let me down and it is quite refined over long distances. You do get a fair bit of diesel clatter about town though, but this is forgivable as the engine is so strong once on the open road. Cabin storage space is quite good once you discover all of the storage shelves and compartments and with the rear seats folded it has impressive and easy to load luggage… Read Full Review

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Graemeoncars's Response to Graemeoncars's Review

Written on: 04/02/2009

My Fabia has now just had it's 50k service. The only extra that needed doing was the replacing of the wiper blades! She failed her 1st MoT at 45k due to worn suspension brushes, but they were replaced under warrenty. Other than that, reliability has been 100%.

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