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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 16V Comfort 5d (AC) (2000/W)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 16V Comfort 5d (AC) (2000/W) - Owner Review

It's robustness.
4

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Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
He's not had a good year for a while.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Practical, safe, small but affordable.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but a newer model as they have more room.

What are you likely to buy next?
I have just bought a Proton Impian which ticks all the boxes for me.

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?
£1,000

When did you buy the car?
October 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes. It was a 'Sold as Seen' Trade sale.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I needed a cheap car urgently having blown up my Mercedes C180.

What was the dealer like?
Honest and straight dealing.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Utilitarian. It just works. You feel the bumps (unlike the Mercedes) and you know it is not indestructible but it never lets you down.

What's it like to park?
Easy.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
When I bought the car it needed a part to the suspension - I forget what it was. Since then the nearside window regulator broke which I fixed then the window motor went so I had the window fixed permanently closed. Then the offside window regulator went. The glove box stopped working (wouldn't open). The radio stopped working. The exhaust developed a hole in the flexible section - I lived with it for 2 years. The rear washer jet stopped working. The boot release latch also stopped working. Apart from that it has been fine. Given I have driven it from 72,000 miles to 158,000 I reckon its been great.

What's most practical about your car?
It's robustness.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air con.

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