2002 Skoda Fabia Reviews - Page 3 of 4

2002 Skoda Fabia Comfort 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

It quietly gets on with it's job reliably, but without winning any prizes

Faults:

Brakes sticking in cold weather for the last three years, with brake cleaning needed at every service after year one.

Rear washer stopped functioning during year three due to a pressure problem.

Very occasional weirdness with operation of the electric windows - complete failure to function, or buttons operating incorrect windows.

Front roll bar had to be replaced at fourth annual service.

General Comments:

I like this car. It's has good all-round performance and generally dependable. No serious complaints with the car or the dealerships.

A little too much work has been required at annual services after year one for my liking, with each service coming in around the 200GBP mark.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2006

2002 Skoda Fabia Confort Sedan 1.4 from Ecuador

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Terios

Summary:

Great value for your money, with really good looks

Faults:

Air Conditioning had trouble since car left the dealer. It was fixed by the dealer after a long process. Clutch was replaced in warranty at 15.000 Km.

General Comments:

Great car for the price you pay. however dealer turned out to be a nightmare. Had to to even threaten to sue in order to get all necessary replacements. The car has a really comfortable ride, but for its weight it could use some additional HP. After solving trouble with AC and Clutch the car has not given any other problem that's 35.000 KM. Very cheap to run, fuel consumption is really good and it is very good looking and stylish. Its comfort would suggest you are riding a superior sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2005

2002 Skoda Fabia Classic Estate 1.9sdi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9sdi Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance46500 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Questionable reliability nice, but flawed

Faults:

The battery leaked after 1 week.

Door seal leaking after 1 month.

Headlining rattle.

Poor gear selection.

Total gearbox failure at 30k.

Anti roll bar bushes replaced at 40k.

General Comments:

Feels pretty solid inside and out and drives quite well i. e light steering well balanced around corners.

The gearbox failure was very worrying I was traveling down the motorway then no drive at all. Skoda assist were very unhelpfull I also got a bill for £160 for replacing a worn clutch (at 30k??)

Economical to run, but I should have gone for the turbo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th February, 2005

2002 Skoda Fabia Elegance 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance29890 miles
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

Very good value for money, performance motor car

Faults:

Nothing has ever gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

This car is perhaps the best built and best performing I have ever owned. Over the years I have owned dozens of cars and had had reservations about them all.

But, my Skoda Fabia Estate Elegance is the best yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2004

2002 Skoda Fabia Silverline 1.48v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.48v Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carMG Rover ZR

Summary:

Dreadful

Faults:

Engine Mounting failed twice

Doors Leaked

Dashboard Creaks all over

Doors Rattle

Engine Chip Failed.

General Comments:

I hate this car now. Don't believe all the hype, this car feels like it's thrown together, it might look like one, but this ain't no VW Polo, it's quite obviously an Eastern Bloc-Built clone, and every piece of trim feels cheap and will rattle as soon as look at you.

Horrid piece of machinery.

MG Rover, all is forgiven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th August, 2003

2002 Skoda Fabia 1.4 16v from Greece

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance30500 kilometres

Summary:

Very good value for money

Faults:

Once, when I was driving to a national road, the engine was suddenly shut down. At that momment I was running at 120 km/h. The car had some quick tests and the battery light displayed on the control panel (meaning the engine is off). I turned on the ignition key and everything was OK. The dealer checked it and said it was due to humidity and perhaps bad grounding!!!

Air recycle button sometimes doesn't work.

General Comments:

Good car for its money. I owe it 1,5 years and Have had no serious problems.

Fuel consumption in travel is about 7,6 l/100 km. 10 l/ 100 km is the fuel consumption in the city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2003

2002 Skoda Fabia Classic 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Not as great as I originally thought

Faults:

Going down through the gears is still not very smooth despite having driven the car for 6000 miles; in particular going into 1st gear is generally a problem; no longer attempt 4th to 2nd as I end up stuck in the middle of a road!

Recently, the engine management light has come on and the dealer has said that it is due to the lambda probe.

General Comments:

Very annoyed that I am having to bring the car back to have a part replaced so soon after buying it; the point of buying a brand new car was to avoid having to do this sort of thing for a few years at least!

Dealer service has been pitiful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 23 reviews