Skoda Fabia Reviews from Dominican Republic

2002 Skoda Fabia MPi 1.4

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 206

Summary:

A very BAD CAR. Don't buy Skoda

Faults:

Since I bought the car I had electric problems, had to replace the ignition at 49,000KM.

Replaced all front bushings, and tune up was made at 49,000KM up to 500 dollars. Car stayed in the shop about 3 days. Since they do not know what really was the problem.

Front powered windows don't work fine, squeaking noise is produced when its used. Still bad.

Muffler broke at 52,000KM - $50.

Ignition replaced again, same electric problem at 53,000KM. This time the car spent more than 7 days in the shop, since this time they were clueless about the car's problem. This time the bill was for $700.

Squeaking noise comes from the dashboard and from the trunk.

General Comments:

The car is not as that good as people say, the engine runs badly, and fuel consumption is high for its class.

I don't recommend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2006

5th Aug 2010, 00:37

The streets of Dominican Republic are a death sentence for any kind of car suspension, and I think your problem is not with the car, it's with the dealer. The dealer has a very bad service and low budget technicians. I own a 2002 Fabia 1.4mpi, I don't have major complaints about this car, I have 17" wheels, and I`m still getting 42-38 kmpg on city! (with a premium gas of 73 octane)

The engine has very cheap maintenance; only an oil change once in a while, and that`s it.

2001 Skoda Fabia Comfort 1.4 16v.

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v. Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Fabia

Summary:

It's a good car for value, and it's beautiful!

Faults:

My a/c compressor failed, my alternator failed, my power steering failed, glove box light failed, water temperature sensor failed, front left power window machine failed.

General Comments:

I love my car, but it needs a lot more torque...it's lazy on takeoffs. I would appreciate more power.

And I would like if it were more reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2003

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews