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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V Sport 5d (2008/08)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V Sport 5d (2008/08) - Owner Review

Seats fold neatly, plenty of cubby holes in the front of the car.

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Nathan Lowe on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Most people view a skoda as a sensible option.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it is a stylish, comfortable & sensible car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, the engine is too outdated. The economy of the car is far worse than stated.

What are you likely to buy next?
Honda Jazz - better economy, practicality and reliability.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, Car was in need of some maintenance on the brakes, had no tax, inspection light on, water leak onto back seats.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Underpowered, car struggles to reach 70mph. Despite being a sport model it shares the same 1.2 70bhp engine as the fabia 1 & 2. The engine is not economical. When driving carefully I still struggle to get 35mpg. The engine in this car is more outdated than the engine in my previous car, a 2002 1.2 vauxhall corsa. However, it rides comfortably and there is little wind and road noise at speed.

What's it like to park?
Relatively easy, however the high rear window & large C pillars make the rear view limited.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
It developed a water leak as a vent under the rear bumper was damaged.

What's most practical about your car?
Seats fold neatly, plenty of cubby holes in the front of the car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Heated wing mirrors makes for safer driving in winter.

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