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

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014
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



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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


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


Minor dents and scratches.


No problems reported so far.


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