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Skoda Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI vRS Hatch 5d DSG (2012/12)

Skoda Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI vRS Hatch 5d DSG (2012/12) - Owner Review

Five doors.
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Review submitted by
David Price on

Skoda Fabia vRS (10-14)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I've got tight pockets.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It's a Skoda. Why do you want one of those?

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. The car is expensive to run when you factor in its high oil consumption. Build quality is not great as the interior is beginning to fall apart after less than 16000 miles. The dealers charge for investigating what I would deem to be warranty issues. Skoda uk's attitude is not good when it comes to dealing with faults.

What are you likely to buy next?
Subaru Impreza STI. Should never have gone away from Subaru.

Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£16,500

When did you buy the car?
June 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not especially.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Seduced by the idea of a small capacity supercharged and turbo charged engine producing relatively high power.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Straight line acceleration is reasonably good except for putting power down from a standing start. Being used to rear and 4 wheel drive cars with manually controlled clutches, I find it difficult not to spin the front wheels if accelerating away hard, due in no small part to the DSG gearbox. Handling is ok but a bit wallowy when pushed.

What's it like to park?
It's a small hatchback with large areas of glass so very easy.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
High oil consumption. Intermittent exhaust monitor light. Driver seat stitching coming apart.

What's most practical about your car?
Five doors.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not really interested in pointless gadgets on cars.

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