2008 Skoda Fabia Estate 1.9 turbo diesel
A winning combination
None so far.
I've only had the car for two weeks, but am very happy with the performance.
Seating position is good, high up with reasonable support.
Very nippy around town with light and accurate steering.
On the motorway, plenty of available torque, good visibility.
Only gripe is with soundproofing of the engine. I think Skoda should have improved it a bit more as engine noise is a little unrefined and occasionally obtrusive. One gets used to it.
Air con dials though are cheap looking, and a bit difficult to read from a driver's angle.
Fuel consumption so far for urban/motorway is 18.5 Km/Ltr.
All in all, a pleasure to drive, great handling, very practical and spacious and very economical on fuel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2008
UPDATE AFTER 5000 KM - My major gripe with this car is the overly hard suspension. You really feel every bump even on the smoothest of roads. I understand that Skoda may have wanted to improve handling, body-roll, cornering, excess loads, but certainly at the expense of driver comfort. The ride is certainly jarring, doesn't forgive even the slightest bump. A shame they marred such a great all-rounder.