2005 Skoda Fabia Elegance 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Best money I've spent
Rear doors leaked, but rectified by the dealer.
This has been my driving school car for the last year. My last school car was a Fiat Stilo JTD, and the Fabia wins over the pure fact I can change all the bulbs around the car in less than 5 minutes, whereas the Stilo had to go back to the dealer each time a headlight bulb blew (which was quite often), as the access was shocking to the back of the headlight unit.
The Fabia is great on diesel, smooth on the motorway, and the pupils get on with it great.
The model I have gives heated seats, which I never thought I would have a use for, but I was proven wrong this winter. The parking sensors have proved useful, and I regularly use the cruise control for myself on the motorway.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Skoda, and the only problem I have had was leaking back doors, but this was sorted by Skoda, even though the car was out of warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2010