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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V Silverline 5d (2003/03)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V Silverline 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Cheap to tax and insure.
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Review submitted by
Grant Jones on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't have enough money to insure a bigger/faster car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Mum loves it, other family sick of hearing about electrical problems.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No - electrical problems and no fun to drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
Any Toyota.

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?
£3,300

When did you buy the car?
January 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got a good finance deal, low interest rates, car had a very low mileage and no immediate problems.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly and helpful.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Quite boring, suspension very soft, terrible on hills and acceleration poor, if you change to 4th too early it loses a lot of power.

What's it like to park?
No problems, good turning circle, good visibility.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Electrical problems - fan, lights, power steering, various sensors, central locking. Front suspension bushes replaced shortly after buying, need doing again after 2 years (apparently common problem?).

What's most practical about your car?
Cheap to tax and insure.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
CD Player.

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