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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V SE Plus 5d (2012/62)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V SE Plus 5d (2012/62) - Owner Review

Basic does what it says on the tin, apart from fuel consumption which is poor..
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Review submitted by
Keith Morrell on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Nothing, I buy for practicality not statement.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
No comments except along lines of they're thought to be good cars.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. Not quite up to what I expected. Would have gone for 105 engine if I'd known what I know now. Definitely wouldn't have bought had I known just how far short it falls on fuel consumption.

What are you likely to buy next?
Expect this to be my last unless I win lottery.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£10,560

When did you buy the car?
October 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
20% off manufacturers price + reasonable part exchange.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Downsized for economy.

What was the dealer like?
Very good although it took 8 months to get car - had to build and import.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Average no nonsense drive. Not a zoomer but decent enough around town and makes easy motorway progress. Understeers on corners but not serious.

What's it like to park?
Easy

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Minor irritation on rear wiper. Intermittent fault in that when used, every time I switch on ignition for the following week it wipes once. Dealer cannot explain why. Aircon system stopped working twice within first six weeks but each time resolved itself after a day not driving. Very poor mpg - average 36 when officially it should do 54.

What's most practical about your car?
Basic does what it says on the tin, apart from fuel consumption which is poor..

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Don't do gadgets - steering wheel controls best option (though not as good as last car).

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