2000 Skoda Fabia Classic 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Looks good, but drives poorly
Cracked and leaky radiator.
Seat belt on driver side slack.
Rear arm mounts splinting on both sides.
Revs are dipping when I come to a stop.
Revs are all over the place.
Rough engine idling.
The car drives well when it feels like it.
I am having problems with idling and the revs of the engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th July, 2007
I have a 2000 Fabia 1.4mpi. It was 3 year old when I bought it and 24,000 on the clock. The engine not running smooth; that you described sounds like a problem I had, my car has 70,000 on it. The problem is caused by the timing chain and the sprockets that it runs on being worn. Find a good mechanic and get him to replace the timing chain and the sprockets, and I guarantee your engine will run smooth like new. Mine is like a new car, couldn't believe the difference it made.
Just bought an MPi 1.4 8v 2003, with 42,000 miles on it. Idles between 900 and 1000, bit wavy. How much did the timing chain cost you to replace?