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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 Classic 5d (AC) (2001/Y)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 Classic 5d (AC) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Feeling of reliability and security, plenty of space inside,very cheap to run.

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Review submitted by
Sergiy Sevastyanov on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Practical and presentable, if not a bit conservative looks.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Smart choice, nothing to hate about this car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but perhaps a diesel version. 1.4mpi likes to drink petrol just for fun if driven even slightly aggressively.

What are you likely to buy next?
Peugeot partner due to expanding family.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Bought it privately from online ad, car had quite high mileage hens got it really cheap.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always liked skodas, got a realy bargain deal on this one!

What was the dealer like?
The seller was nice and friendly, but obviously not completely honest about cars condition.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Quite nice ride, not too firm and not wobbly at the same time,but rear seats are a bit firm in my opinion. don't expect rocket performance from a 8v 1.4 model, bit it cruises easily on a motorway.

What's it like to park?
Easy, really good visibility all around really helps.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
At first had plenty of small annoying faults: had to change both front wheel bearings, front suspension bushes (common on fabias), rear brake cylinder was leaking, drivers window operation buttons, passengers window regulator cable snapped, rear door seals were leaking when it rained, readjustment of gear box lineage - all took me about another £500 to fix, mostly easy diy jobs.

What's most practical about your car?
Feeling of reliability and security, plenty of space inside,very cheap to run.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Trip computer, convenient in car storage compartments.

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