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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR (90bhp) SE 5d (2012/12)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.6 TDI CR (90bhp) SE 5d (2012/12) - Owner Review

Other than the fact it has 5 doors and foldy down seats, nothing. Also, when folding down the rear sets there is not enough headroom to remove the headrests until the seats are part-way down, a minor inconvenience.
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Review submitted by
Daniel Dobelis on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not a lot I'd imagine.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I don't know, perhaps people like it or perhaps they're too polite to say otherwise?

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but only while I'm using motorways often.

What are you likely to buy next?
Well that depends on what I need it to do and how much money I have at the time.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
July 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
£5,500 off new for year old car with 13,000 miles.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Average, nothing special.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Excellent on motorway, plenty torque. Dull and boring on country roads as steering has no feel whatsoever.

What's it like to park?
Turning circle of an articulated lorry and steering stays pretty heavy.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Glow plug warning light flashing occasionally, although seems to be a faulty sensor rather than a problem with the glow plugs.

What's most practical about your car?
Other than the fact it has 5 doors and foldy down seats, nothing. Also, when folding down the rear sets there is not enough headroom to remove the headrests until the seats are part-way down, a minor inconvenience.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
SE pretty basic, CD player, ipod connector and air con.

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