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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR (105bhp) Monte Carlo 5d (2012/12)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR (105bhp) Monte Carlo 5d (2012/12) - Owner Review

Space as a hatchback with excellent storage options in the boot.

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Review submitted by
Ed Bannock on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Likes good style and build quality in a great value package.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone loves its looks and are amazed at low running costs.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes as in the year we have had it the car has racked up nearly 20,000 miles and has been a joy to own and drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not sure as nothing is as good for the money.

Buying experience

5 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?
July 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Used a broker to shop around and got an £18k car with all the options built to our spec from the factory for £13.5k.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Brilliant combination of looks, performance and economy.

What was the dealer like?
Only had to do the paperwork for handover and prep the car and did that well.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Just brilliant. Is glued to the road and has great performance for a diesel. Economy is excellent with high 50s to the gallon and occasionally over 60mpg but not as good as manufacturers claims.

What's it like to park?
Easy as has rear sensors and good vision out.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing. Has been one of the easiest cars to live with that we have owned.

What's most practical about your car?
Space as a hatchback with excellent storage options in the boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Advanced DSC system and MDI.

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