Used Skoda Fabia Saloon (2001 - 2005) Safety & Reliability

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.

3.5 out of 5

Safety

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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    2 out of 5

The four-star Euro NCAP safety rating is reassuring and still excellent for a supermini. Standard safety kit includes twin airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners. Immobiliser and remote central locking on all.

4 out of 5

Reliability

The earliest Fabias had some reliability problems but these were resolved within the first couple of years -should now provide a high level of dependability. As ever, make sure you keep up the servicing.

Car check problem points

Body

Minor dents and scratches.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported so far.

Other

Make sure everything works on early cars (but then you'd make sure everything worked on any car wouldn't you?)