2000 Skoda Fabia Comfort 16v 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Good value motoring though build quality is dubious
The Airbag warning light came on. A part was ordered and replaced (sensor ring.)
Coolant leaks from various hose locations. (Three occasions.) After the first occasion I noticed a gunky emulsion at the oil filler cap, but the dealer assured me this was normal. After the second coolant leak fix, this emulsion has cleared.
Rear windscreen washer stopped working due to a shattered connector in the pipe somewhere under the vehicle.
Also failed when the hose came adrift from a connector.
Fuel pipe leak caused by a failed Jubilee clip.
Major breakdown due to failed cam belt at 20,000 miles. Loss of compression and valves needed attention.
Cold starting difficulties.
Rattles have developed in the dashboard trim area.
I must state that the car was converted to duel fuel (LPG) by a contractor engaged by my Skoda dealer. I am not decided if some of the problems experienced may be due to the aftermarket conversion.
The equipment level for the Comfort complete with Air Con, ABS, Traction control, Front Power windows etc means the Fabia is great value.
The paintwork seems very susceptible to scratches and paint chips.
The 3 year warranty and servicing also add value to the car.
The dealership have been very accommodating, but I have concerns about the mechanic pride and capability in their work during servicing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th October, 2002
18th Mar 2004, 15:00
They should sort this problem out concerning the windscreen washer.
My Skoda vRS is only a few months old and I had to take it in for a warranty repair because of failure of the rear windscreen washer. Water gushed out of windscreen wash system.
It took four days to arrange for a warranty repair during which time of course the car was not complying with the law.
Why has this simple problem been left unresolved. The Skoda dealer said that the same parts had been reconnected and no modifications had been done and so the problem could happen again.
This is rather shameful. Wonder if it also applies to equivalent models in the Volkswagen range.