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Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD (130bhp) 5d (2005/54)

Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI PD (130bhp) 5d (2005/54) - Owner Review

Nice little runner if I didnt have so many problems.

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Review submitted by
Peter Langdon on

Skoda Fabia vRS (03-07)


1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That you choose something just a little different.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They seem to like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No way. Too many failures. I have owned six Skodas, and three suffered severe problems.

What are you likely to buy next?
A Japanense car - Honda or Suzuki. VW are just unreliable.

Buying experience

4 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?
January 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was efficient, polite and a pleasure to deal with.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nice to drive around. Not as good as many others.

What's it like to park?
Easy to park.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Aircon condenser failed. Droplinks failed. Rear dampers failed. Gearbox failed. Power steering rack failed. Window regulators failed, both sides. Water seals on all the doors failed. Cambelt jumped teeth before due to be changes, destroying cylinder head. Rusted through on tailgate. Paint discolouration over time in various places.

What's most practical about your car?
Nice little runner if I didnt have so many problems.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cruise control. Has very little options.

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