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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)

Summary

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?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,600

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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