Used Skoda Fabia Saloon (2001 - 2005) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014
3.5
Brits don't really like small saloons, so the booted Fabia isn't a common sight on our roads. Good new for the used buyer, as values are generally lower than the value-packed hatchback.

4 out of 5

Running costs

Engines are economical, depreciation is acceptable (even on the saloon) and insurance is reasonable. Service intervals are good, too - this is a financially sensible purchase.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,115 - £1,266 *

Diesel

£869 - £869 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Minor / 10,000 miles Major / 20,000 miles

Warranty

Mechanical 3 years; bodywork 10 years

Road tax (12 months)

£150.00 - £265.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Fabia performs very well on the eco front. With an average of 158 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are relatively low for a super mini saloon. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.9-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is impressively frugal, averaging 45 mpg.

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