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Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V 2 5d (2007/57)

Skoda Fabia Hatchback 1.2 12V 2 5d (2007/57) - Owner Review

Size - ease of parking. Comfortabley takes four adults
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Review submitted by
Graham Kirk on

Skoda Fabia Hatchback (07-14)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not a badge person - value for money over what i look like

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Its a looker, however beauty is only skin deep and after knowing the problems I have had they will look elsewhere

Would you buy this car again and why?
Most definately not - after owning a felicia and two MK1 fabia's this is a massive step back for me.

What are you likely to buy next?
Looking at a Mazda 2 or something a little larger say the Toyota Auris

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£10,250

When did you buy the car?
November 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes - interest free credit, free alloys and £200 worth of goodies

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
No - trading in my old Fabia

What was the dealer like?
Good

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Lively engine that free revs no issues at motorway speeds. However, the ride is particularly hard and jars on unkept 'b' roads

What's it like to park?
A doodle

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes - where to start - rear hatch not aligned properly giving central locking fault, the steel in the hatch is not strong enough so when you push down to close it caused a dent - dent free removal carried out 50/50 with skoda. New ECU new accelerator pedal. NS font wing not aligned properly with bumper creating a gap. Constant rattle's from poor build of dashboard. Rear parcel shelf replaced due to catches being loose.

What's most practical about your car?
Size - ease of parking. Comfortabley takes four adults

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Trip computer

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