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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.9 TDI Comfort 5d (2002/02)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.9 TDI Comfort 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Just fantastic engine, not very posh interior but sturdy enough, boot is plenty and u can still get a 2 metre bed inside if u push hard enough
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Review submitted by
D Bevan on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (00-07)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I like a bargain, very understated. Pace will surprise other drivers.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They love to drive it, being a passenger is average.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Of course, I dont want another small hatchback as im not poor anymore, but would definately buy a skoda again. Best thing I ever bought, I mean that.

What are you likely to buy next?
A saloon car with a little more quality inside, but I will probably be disapointed after this engine in a smaller car.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£6,000

When did you buy the car?
May 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
Pretty good deal, skoda was much cheaper than similar makes, didnt even think i could afford a 1.9 diesel before i went to skoda, only insurance group 5

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheaper than rivals. Best hatchback diesel within price range. And it wasn't French...

What was the dealer like?
Pretty helpful, not pushy or stuck up considering i was 18 at time

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Dont be fooled by the stats they list for this car, it goes alot faster..135mph(gps) top speed on german autobahns,not 115mph as listed. Also mine is much faster than 11.5sec 0-60 listed, great pull on low revs, fantastic torque, rolls round corners a bit but you can chuck it round even in wet and it will never surprise u.

What's it like to park?
no problem, compact

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Very few things in 7 years ive had it, air intake went in really bad weather, but thats it..super reliable after 90k miles

What's most practical about your car?
Just fantastic engine, not very posh interior but sturdy enough, boot is plenty and u can still get a 2 metre bed inside if u push hard enough

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The Tape Player!?? Traction control rare on this kind of car.

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