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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 TDI PD Ambiente (80bhp) 5d (2006/56)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 TDI PD Ambiente (80bhp) 5d (2006/56) - Owner Review

Reliable with enough power for easy town driving

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Review submitted by
Julian Providence on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm a bit boring.I'm a bit sensible but would rather spend my money on other things!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Think it's a good buy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but as I have enjoyed extra power over my last car would go for a 1.9 or VrS if any of the diesels still around then

What are you likely to buy next?

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 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes think because new models had just come out and SDkoda selling off the old marques. Got good part exchange too.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a cheaper car with good build quality and reliable and robust enough to take punishment of lots of town driving

What was the dealer like?
Friendly and straightforward

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Love driving it. Engine has a nice diesel roar but very smooth and quiet when warmed up. Feels nippy for a 1.4 once turbo kicks in. Feels nimble but assured on twisting roads and manouvreable in tight spaces though has a slight understeer. Good breaks and smooth gear change.

What's it like to park?
Find this a bit tricky as visiblity bit obscured by high rear parcel shelf. This car longer than my last but getting used to it.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
Reliable with enough power for easy town driving

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None in particular

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