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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 TDI PD 2 (80bhp) 5d (2008/57)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.4 TDI PD 2 (80bhp) 5d (2008/57) - Owner Review

Plenty of room in it, for a small type car. (I'm 6 foot with no problems).

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P Buckley on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not a lot, probably that i chose for wallet common sense than for pose value (which it has none).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, because not impressed that basics such as electric windows and injectors, should have gone wrong on a 39,000 mile/full service history/4 year old car. Also its economy is nowhere near what is reported. I get 48-54mpg with mxed driving. Pity, because our 6 year old Octavia has been a peach.

What are you likely to buy next?
A slighly larger £30 pa road tax car, say a focus or A3. I don't need the larger car, but might as well if they do similar/better economy.

Buying experience

3 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?
June 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
The price was good.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Doing more mileage to new place of work, so wanted reliable cheap to run motor.

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly, but felt fobbed off re their attempts to rectify faults with car, that were present on purchase. I wish i'd bought from Skoda main dealer.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Always nippy, though suspension soft, so rolls a bit when cornering. Despite small engine size, copes easily at motorway speeds.

What's it like to park?
No parking sensors, but compact, so never any problem.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
From the outset, it had a faulty passenger electric window, when operated from the drivers master switch and also intermittently 'smoked', turning out to be faulty injector.

What's most practical about your car?
Plenty of room in it, for a small type car. (I'm 6 foot with no problems).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The standard 6 speaker audio quality is superb and the mp3 input jack very useful.

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