Used Skoda Fabia Estate (2001 - 2007) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014
3.5
Question: What do you call a small Skoda with big Volkswagen input? Answer: Fabia, the Czech firm’s solidly built, value-packed and humourless take on the VW Polo, which has also wiped the grin off competitors’ faces. Launched in 2000, Fabia is now a tantalising option for the used buyer.
Skoda Fabia Estate (01-07)
Looks, comfort, value
Bland interior plastics and trim, lazy throttle response

New price range:

£8,495 - £12,625

Used price range:

£154 - £2,141

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Question: What do you call a small Skoda with big Volkswagen input? Answer: Fabia, the Czech firm’s solidly built, value-packed and humourless take on the VW Polo, which has also wiped the grin off competitors’ faces. Launched in 2000, Fabia is now a tantalising option for the used buyer. It’s the first model where the Skoda/Volkswagen integration has shone through and offers a genuine alternative to Polo, Corsa and Fiesta.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 If I don't wash it for a few weeks, mosses (and snails) start to grow in the gaps in the body work. I've had 88 mpg out of it once on a run too.  

4 out of 5

Ben Thorne ,   10 Nov 2015    ... read more

 Nice amount of boot space considering the size of the car.  

4 out of 5

Oliver Barrow ,   12 Dec 2014    ... read more

 The 426 litre boot is great for moving large items.  

4 out of 5

Richard Underwood ,   04 Oct 2014    ... read more

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