Used Skoda Fabia Hatchback (2000 - 2007) Safety & Reliability

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014
3.5
Fabia is another VW Group success story and further strengthens Skoda's reputation as a quality manufacturer. The styling divides opinion.
3.5 out of 5

Safety

NCAP Test

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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    2 out of 5

Four-star Euro NCAP safety rating and twin airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners on all models. Immobiliser on all, but an alarm is standard only on the top spec Elegance model.

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?)