2004 Skoda Fabia Combi Wagon 1.4 benzine from Israel
Worst piece of garbage ever put on 4 wheels
Within days of taking delivery, Power Steering problems.
Within 6 months, Belt Snapped--Head had to be replaced.
Warning lights come on MONTHLY for: ECU, EGR, PS, Service Engine, Etc.
Returned to the dealer 12 times within a 24 month warranty; including to have oil replenished several times.
Towed to the dealer 4 times within a 24 month warranty.
Towed to the dealer 3 times since out of warranty.
Replaced 3 Window Motors within 65,000 KM.
Alarm key fobs have gone out 3 times costing over $30 each time to have the frequency re-set.
ABS brake system has gone out.
Fuel Pump went out twice.
Clutch plate broke by 60,000 KM.
Alternator went out by 55,000 KM.
Parts left off of car after service work.
This car has such serious engine problems, that it cannot climb a hill with the A/C on and only the driver in the car. Even without the A/C on, the car cannot climb a hill from a dead stop with 2 adults and 2 teenagers in the car. The 1.4 engine is clearly underpowered for the weight of the vehicle. The monthly illumination of various warning lights (costing the owner around $185-$250 each time) along with the numerous tows due to roadside breakdowns makes this the least reliable car we have ever owned. Unfortunately, there is hardly one system on the car that has not been defective.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th February, 2008