2003 Skoda Fabia Comfort TDI-PD 1.4 turbo diesel 3 cylinder from UK and Ireland
Fantastic small car (Dreadful dealer)
Front Fog Lights not working.
Very poor dealer service.
I covered 55,000 miles in a Seat Arosa powered by the same 1.4 3-cylinder TDI engine and praised that car for it's excellent performance, economy and reliability. I see no reason why the Fabia should be any different.
In addition to the benefits of the Seat I now also enjoy space, comfort and excellent refinement. I also feel that the Fabia is the best looking small car currently available, but I suppose that's personal taste.
My car is currently delivering around 55mpg which is around the same as the Seat. This figure is probably no better than that achieved by the 1.9TDI Fabia, but the engine is such a joy to use and listen to that it doesn't matter to me.
My dealer is worse than useless, but I see that this forum will not accept comments on this.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2004
16th Dec 2004, 16:25
I've had the car for 10 months now and covered 30,000 miles with no problems at all FANTASTIC!!!
12th Jul 2006, 12:34
Well this car is nearly three years old and is just about to hit 90,000 miles. Mechanicaly it is still great, but the interior is getting a little bit rattly. I'm planning to run it for another year and than trade in for a Roomster. By then my Fabia will have roughly 140,000 on the clock so pretty good inexpensive motoring :-)
31st Aug 2006, 06:18
I appreciate the update. My very reliable Renault Clio is about to die (Head Gasket) so looking for another car. Might look in direction of 1.9TDI or 1.4TDI fabia for sure!