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Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD (130bhp) 5d (2004/54)

Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD (130bhp) 5d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Uncomplicated and reliable.

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Review submitted by
Thomas Robinson on

Skoda Fabia vRS (03-07)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Probably gives me a boy racer image but who cares when everyone else has paid actual money to buy a vauxhall.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
The older generation make the generic skoda jokes then spend 10 minutes trying to get their vectra to start. Younger people know the score.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I've considered buying the newer special edition version but they command a premium which I cannot afford. The special edition is made in a rather nice blue with some very fetching leather seats.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not a vauxhall. Depends on my financial circumstances when the time comes, ideally an a5 3.0 tdi but I wouldn't turn my nose up at an octavia vrs.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had to replace my audi s3 because of reliability problems.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Brilliant on the motorway for a "hot hatch" with its 6 speed box. Good on the b roads bags of torque.

What's it like to park?
Easy peasy good shaped windows so you can see all around unlike alot of cars with their tiny portals.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Egr valve got clogged needed stripping and cleaning common issue on a lot of diesels.

What's most practical about your car?
Uncomplicated and reliable.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Doesn't have any which means you'll never have to repair them.

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