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Skoda Fabia Estate 1.9 SDI Classic 5d (2001/Y)

Skoda Fabia Estate 1.9 SDI Classic 5d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

If I don't wash it for a few weeks, mosses (and snails) start to grow in the gaps in the body work. I've had 88 mpg out of it once on a run too.
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Review submitted by
Ben Thorne on

Skoda Fabia Estate (01-07)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says I'm a doddering old duffer who should be forceably pushed off the road at the soonest opportunity.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all think it's lovely. Until they have a ride in it, that is.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Only if I had a strong stomach.

What are you likely to buy next?
I am going to save up my money and buy some beta-blockers. And some Prozac.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,290

When did you buy the car?
April 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not really, but the garage bent over backwards to help me out of a muddle.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It's biodiesel compatible. Apparently.

What was the dealer like?
I very much doubt that anyone could have been better. John Danby Car Sales in Horncatle are excellent. Friendly, courteous and businesslike.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Character building.

What's it like to park?
Muscle building. The power steering's never really worked and it's a lot longer than it feels.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The car's fine, but I now have an impecuniated bank account and a nervous tremble.

What's most practical about your car?
If I don't wash it for a few weeks, mosses (and snails) start to grow in the gaps in the body work. I've had 88 mpg out of it once on a run too.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The lever to keep the driver's door open has worn out so the door closes automatically on even a slight incline.

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