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Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 12V Classic (64bhp) 5d (2003/03)

Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 12V Classic (64bhp) 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Big boot and reasonable room for four. Good fuel economy, when linked with a pittance for insurance it costs peanuts to run.
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Review submitted by
Guy Langton on

Skoda Fabia Estate (01-07)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Practical and sensible.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
No-nonsense family runabout with some carrying capacity.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - but ideally a newer model.

What are you likely to buy next?
Skoda Roomster Scout or Fabia Scout estate.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£4,500

When did you buy the car?
June 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, good part-exchange for our previous car. we didn't need finance, so that may have helped. They gave me a discount on the towbar we had fitted as they put the wrong type on!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
We needed something bigger than our Yaris, but still small enough to be sensible.

What was the dealer like?
Good, knowledgeable and approachable.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fine, comfy (and i am not small) - though far from quick!

What's it like to park?
Easy as the back of the car is not far behind you.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Very little, we have had it for over four years and a little over 55000 miles. it is serviced on time, minor at a local garage and major at our local dealer. Apart from the usual consumables, it has needed a new set of coil packs (£75 fitted about 6 months ago) and the engine temperature sensor replaced (part of a £250 service about a year ago). It is showing its age but still quite sound.

What's most practical about your car?
Big boot and reasonable room for four. Good fuel economy, when linked with a pittance for insurance it costs peanuts to run.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None really, it is pretty basic - but it is nice ta have a place to play my old cassette tapes!

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Insurance group: 4