Owners' Review

Choose a different review

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.

Want to know everything there is to know about this car? Then click on a link to see other car buying advice and help including car reviewscar valuations and cars for sale.

Review submitted by
Grant Jones on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)


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?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

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.

Get an Insurance Quote

We've gathered the biggest companies on the market in one place to save you money.

Insurance group: 2