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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 16V Elegance 5d (AC) (2005/05)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 16V Elegance 5d (AC) (2005/05) - Owner Review

Decent size boot for car, 5 doors and plenty of room for a supermini.

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Review submitted by
Ian Saundes on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Hes a sensible guy who knows what a gem this car really is. Ha Ha to the bedge snobs!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone is surprised at how well made and solid it is.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. The build quality is brilliant and because of badge snobs, it was fairly cheap.

What are you likely to buy next?
A next generation Fabia 3

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?
August 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
3 months no quibble warranty. Apart from that no special deal

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Downsize from an appalling Ford C Max

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly and helpful when I needed to claim on the warranty.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Really good to drive, feels like a bigger car. Smooth over bumps and handles well. Feels very planted on the road and most importantly to me, has no rattles & feels very well made.

What's it like to park?
Dead easy with the parking sensors. You can park it without looking behind you.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
MAP sensor failed after 2 and a half months. Dealer replaced it no problems.

What's most practical about your car?
Decent size boot for car, 5 doors and plenty of room for a supermini.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Parking sensors

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