2001 Skoda Fabia Classic Estate 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
One of the most over rated and cost ineffective vehicles I have ever owned... never again
Within one week of ownership, it was recovered with a failed clutch master cylinder!
The slave cylinder failed next!
Difficult gear selection rectified!
Water leak into boot... still leaking!
Thermostat failed causing over cooling... replaced!
Coolant level sensor failed... replaced!
Timing chain and gears replaced (recognised fault)... expensive!
Head gasket failed (recognised fault?) expensive!
Radio failed... twice! Internal solder joint issues!
Both front wheel bearings replaced!
Near side rear tyre wears poorly.. issues with trailing arm bearing!
Oxygen sensor replaced... failed!
Second oxygen sensor failed... still current!
Heater stays hot... still current.
Anti roll bar bushes broken, causing knock... known expensive issue, and still current!
The car was originally comfortable and economical, with all the practicality you expect from an estate car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd December, 2010