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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.9 TDI Elegance 5d (AC) (2006/56)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.9 TDI Elegance 5d (AC) (2006/56) - Owner Review

As a commuter car its cheap to run, service and insure. It has plenty of power and is all the car you will ever need.
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Review submitted by
Mark Burnett on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says arent you glad you bought a sensible car that is cheap to run.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My wife doesnt like the skoda badge..a through back to the jokes, but the jokes are long gone, this is a premium quality vehicle.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definately sold on the skoda brand, would love a vrs but probably not an option now they dont offer it as a diesel.

What are you likely to buy next?
If the car continues to perform as it has to date, probably another Skoda. "Just to annoy the wife".

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,995

When did you buy the car?
July 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Probably paid top book for the car, but it was immaculate and was below average mileage. Trade in price was fair.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had a 2002 polo sdi previously which i had for just over a year and liked a lot but felt it lacked power. Skoda is basically the same car without the premium price.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was good, he changed the timing belt and pulleys, serviced the car and provided a one year warranty on the vehicle.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Car is excellent to drive, usually change my car every year or so, but have no plans to change.

What's it like to park?
Its simple the power steering is light and effective and the rear parking sensors are a real bonus.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Apart from servicing every 10000 miles and wear and tear items, never missed a beat in over 40000 miles in the 2 years, i have owned it.

What's most practical about your car?
As a commuter car its cheap to run, service and insure. It has plenty of power and is all the car you will ever need.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Heated seats and rear parking sensors.

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