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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 TSI Elegance 5d (2011/61)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 TSI Elegance 5d (2011/61) - Owner Review

For a smallish car there is a surprising amount of room when the seats are folded down, even has a really good size boot when the seats are up.
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Review submitted by
Matthew Taylor on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 TSI Elegance 5d (2011/61)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
The car is very me with the way it looks, the drive height it was like it was made for me and I tested a lot of cars of similar size and price.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My friends and family laughed at first then as I explained in more depth what the car has and can do and the looks soon changed their mind.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes I would because it has everything I want as standard and the price even now is brilliant and if you want extras they're not gonna hike up too much as the car comes with nearly everything anyway.

What are you likely to buy next?
I would probably spend a little bit more and buy the estate version as it has more space and is not much bigger than the standard hatch but there is a lot more space inside.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£11,800

When did you buy the car?
September 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
I got a good deal because of the offer that was on at the time, which was any petrol Skoda 0% finance for 2 years with 50% deposit and no VAT to pay either providing it was in stock.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Excellent value for money for what you get.

What was the dealer like?
I had to go to a couple but the one I found in Chichester couldn't do enough for me, they got me exactly what I wanted and didn't force me into a purchase that I would regret.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It is a pleasure to drive in city or motorways, as someone who does a lot of driving it is comfortable, although my family and friends have said it's not that comfortable sat in the back for a long period of time due to the angle of the seats. Plenty of leg room.

What's it like to park?
It is very easy to park as it comes with rear parking sensors (standard on Elegance models) and the view all around is spot-on.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The only problem I have had was the driver side electric window switch, but got sorted in no more than 2 days from reporting it to the dealership.

What's most practical about your car?
For a smallish car there is a surprising amount of room when the seats are folded down, even has a really good size boot when the seats are up.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Favorite gadget has to be cruise control, which is standard on Elegance models and fantastic to use on long drives.

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