Skoda Fabia Review from Denmark

2003 Skoda Fabia Combi Breeze 1.2 - 12 V

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 - 12 V Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres

Summary:

A true Volkswagen!

Faults:

Contact to rear window wiper broken. Fixed at dealer.

Front disks wobbling. Until now changed three times within warranty period, but without any luck.

Squeeking noises behind radio in the dashboard. Dealer tried to fix this, but without any luck.

Transmission hard - even when oil is warm - especially 4. gear very hard to access.

Thermostat for A/C gets "confused" at times, meaning temp goes up and down - which is quite annoying. Will be tried to fix at next service within warranty.

General Comments:

Elegant mini estate.

High driving comfort. Low noise.

High quality materials.

A good alternative to a VW product, although the bad things from VW seem to have been adopted to Skoda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review