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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 TSI (105bhp) SE 5d DSG (2013/13)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 TSI (105bhp) SE 5d DSG (2013/13) - Owner Review

Not too many frills, but separate boot/door opening.
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Review submitted by
Kit Kilgour on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Pragmatic with an interest in build quality and performance.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it is a good buy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - not too expensive, reasonable spec, good driving experience.

What are you likely to buy next?
Replacement for the main family car.

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?
£10,000

When did you buy the car?
October 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Believe the deal was competitive - end of the month/quarter sales target to meet and new models coming out. Skoda seem to have guidelines about. how far they can discount. A little extra discount thrown in.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted an automatic-type gearbox for local commute and slightly longer day trips with two young children. DSG gearbox was one available away from the top marques or top of the range models - Polo vs Skoda - Skoda was cheaper.

What was the dealer like?
Pleasant salesman. Came across as honest and didn't try and sell us too much that we didn't need. Flexible on the test drive.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Lovely to drive. The DSG gearbox is incredibly smooth and acceleration is there if/when you want it.

What's it like to park?
Fine - no problems.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No

What's most practical about your car?
Not too many frills, but separate boot/door opening.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The fitting is fairly basic, but the little clip on the windscreen edge for putting car park tickets in, is useful.

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