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Skoda Fabia Estate 2.0 Elegance 5d (AC) (2002/02)

Skoda Fabia Estate 2.0 Elegance 5d (AC) (2002/02) - Owner Review

Nice amount of boot space considering the size of the car.
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Oliver Barrow on

Skoda Fabia Estate 2.0 Elegance 5d (AC) (2002/02)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That i couldn't get my hands on a VW Golf.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Smart and practical, but that the 2.0 petrol engine was a bad idea.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. The 2.0 litre petrol lacks the power it should have and its very uneconomical in town, had around 10 miles to the gallon while driving around London.

What are you likely to buy next?
Golf or Passat, preferably a turbo diesel.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,000

When did you buy the car?
May 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not a bad deal, car had some cosmetic damage so price was reduced.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Quick replacement.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly, sale was unpressured.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Cruises easily on the motorway, enough power to pull out quickly. Soft suspension makes it less enjoyable to drive on country roads. The small wheels mean you feel potholes too.

What's it like to park?
Easy, you can see all corners of the car.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Few minor electrical issues, one touch electric windows occasionally failing to work.

What's most practical about your car?
Nice amount of boot space considering the size of the car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Heated seats.

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