Used Skoda Fabia vRS (2003 - 2007) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 06 Feb 2009
4.5
Skoda has been doing pretty well under VW's wing, launching an increasingly impressive model line-up that now challenges its parent company in terms of performance and refinement. This is their first stab at a hot hatch - the diesel-powered Fabia vRS.
Skoda Fabia vRS (03-07)
Addictive performance; impressive fuel economy
Styling is too subtle for most hot hatch buyers

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£12,268 - £12,895

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£704 - £2,412

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Skoda has been doing pretty well under VW's wing, launching an increasingly impressive model line-up that now challenges its parent company in terms of performance and refinement. This is their first stab at a hot hatch - the diesel-powered Fabia vRS. Under the bonnet is a 1.9 TDI engine with a 130bhp. It's a different proposition to the traditional hot hatch and buyers looking for an instant buzz might be disappointed; the talents of the Fabia vRS are more subtle and take a little time to appreciate.

But if that doesn't impress you, just remember you'll be getting double the fuel economy of a Focus RS.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Nice little runner if I didnt have so many problems.  

1 out of 5

Peter Langdon ,   01 Apr 2016    ... read more

 Gigantic boot for such a small car, 5 doors and electric mirrors/windows.  

5 out of 5

Liam Howell ,   11 Sep 2015    ... read more

 It's big enough to be a family car (with a decent boot size) but small enough to zoom around town in!  

5 out of 5

Laura Norton ,   10 Sep 2014    ... read more

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