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

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

Legroom, not many electric features (central locking, electric windows and mirrors) so that cant go wrong. Who'll steal a skoda???

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Review submitted by
Nicholas Groom on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm 17 and wanted to buy a Skoda?? people make fun of me but my next car's going to be a volvo s60. plus my car is cheap to insure because mainly older people drive skodas and NO ONE will steal it!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My brother makes fun of me but he's a real petrol head :) my friends make fun of me so i just drive on by and flick them the v's

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, i wouldn't buy the classic ( i want gadgest and not having central locking has made me appreciate it so much) but if you;re looking at a skoda i'd say look at the octavia hatchback (i just like them more)

What are you likely to buy next?
hoping to get a volvo s60, citroen c5 or skoda octavia but i'm broke so who knows.

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?
September 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
I think so, despite some minor cosmetic damage the car runs perfectly

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
My older brother bought his saxo from him aswell and we've had no problems, when i bought the car the guy did take the tax disc and not tell me so i drove home with no tax disc on my car :)

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
really easy, the clutch is a little high which took me ages to get used to (this is my first car) first gear is sometimes a little stiff and i cant do hill starts too well without overevving my car (that's probably me because i'm still fairly new to driving)

What's it like to park?
fairly easy, i occasionally find when reversing that my car shudders ( again probably me because i cant balance the clutch properly)

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
the engine management light came on, the mechanic i took it to said that nothing was wrong and that it was probably tripped by accident. if this does happen i could probably fix it myself because the diagnostic tool cost £17 off ebay

What's most practical about your car?
Legroom, not many electric features (central locking, electric windows and mirrors) so that cant go wrong. Who'll steal a skoda???

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
i doesn't have any gadgets :(

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