Skoda Fabia Reviews from Norway

2011 Skoda Fabia Greenline Estate 1.2 TDI turbo diesel

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.2 TDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance43000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Fabia

Summary:

Just another car, nothing special

Faults:

Nothing wrong so far; still to early to tell.

General Comments:

The engine is terribly weak at low revs and the turbo takes ages to kick in, which takes a while to get used to, but once you know how to drive this car, it's a pleasant drive indeed.

Exceptionally frugal, 90 MPG or 3.8L/100km on average so far, but it takes some very conscious driving.

The boot is huge and can hold almost anything imaginable.

The heating, especially for the feet, seems a bit weak.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2013

2006 Skoda Fabia Safeline Estate 1.4 TDI turbo diesel

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.4 TDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance132000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A no-thrills workhorse that does what a car should do: drive

Faults:

Except for the expected wear and tear, there has only been one serious issue: Door seals leaking; this is a known issue and was fixed under warranty.

After 6 years, squeaking noises have started to appear everywhere.

General Comments:

Strong engine... pulls and pulls and pulls, even at low revs.

Good road handling and precise steering.

Frugal - 70 MPG on average over 3 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2013

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews