2000 Skoda Fabia 1.4 16v


It is overall a god car!


Faulty mechanism in the air-recycle system. Replaced immediately by the dealer.

Serious leakage of oil. I needed to add 2 liters of oil between two oil changes (8000 km). The dealer claims that it is quite normal for a 16 Valve engine. Problem is not solved yet.

General Comments:

Good car. Performance is acceptable, though its acceleration is not good.

Maintenance cost is OK, could be lower!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st August, 2004

2002 Skoda Fabia 1.4 16v


Very good value for money


Once, when I was driving to a national road, the engine was suddenly shut down. At that momment I was running at 120 km/h. The car had some quick tests and the battery light displayed on the control panel (meaning the engine is off). I turned on the ignition key and everything was OK. The dealer checked it and said it was due to humidity and perhaps bad grounding!!!

Air recycle button sometimes doesn't work.

General Comments:

Good car for its money. I owe it 1,5 years and Have had no serious problems.

Fuel consumption in travel is about 7,6 l/100 km. 10 l/ 100 km is the fuel consumption in the city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2003

2001 Skoda Fabia Classic 1.4. 8v


Amazing value for money


Power steering computer control switch faulty at 20,000 kl' Part expensive 120 Euro.

Paint faults starting to show.

Door sills mark very easily.

Small leak from water hose.

General Comments:

Wonderful value for money. Only car with Cruise Control and Climate Control for 11,000 Euro.

Very quiet and comfortable. Road holding and cornering very good.

Last July we drove 1100 Kl', from Germany through France to London in one day. We arriver very relaxed and fresh.

Eight valve engine has very poor take off power, sixteen valve engine much better. At the time we bought the car, only the eight valve was available with the dark gray interior. Looks great with white body and dark windows.

Many other cars seem very uncomfortable after Fabia.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2003

8th May 2010, 02:43

I have a 1.4 Classic. It's my first car and I love it. It's cheap to insure and all my friends have Corsas and think it's great, just like it is to drive.

5th Jun 2010, 04:59

Skoda Fabia MPi 8 valve Comfort. The best car I ever had. I have it 9 years now and it still going. I will never sell it.

2002 Skoda Fabia Classic 1.4 mpi


A V.W. with another badge!


Nothing wrong so far.

General Comments:

Handles well, and a quality made vehicle. Lot of room, pretty big boot. Below average acceleration though (1.4 mpi) and one must be a little bit careful with the brakes on wet roads. Sure needs ABS, mine hasn't got that! Last, but not least very economical on fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2002