HourCar, a car-sharing scheme in Hebden Bridge, West-Yorkshire has recently taken delivery of a Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI to add to its fleet of time-share transport. The Fabia may be hired by Club members for as little as an hour at a time, as HourCar, a non-profit organisation, is set up to help people in the West Yorkshire area with their transport needs.
Supplied by Lightcliffe Motors of Huddersfield, this Fabia will run on bio-diesel fuel - a by-product of waste cooking oil. Use of this type of fuel makes the low-carbon emission Fabia diesel even more environmentally-friendly. Running on bio-diesel, the Fabia’s engine will be carbon neutral - that is, the level of emissions is the same as that absorbed by the plants from which the fuel is made.
Adrian Horton, of Lightcliffe Skoda Business Sales, is delighted to have been involved in such a ground-breaking scheme. "The Skoda Fabia 1.9 TDI Classic is ideal for HourCar’s scheme. With an on-the-road price of just £9,600, it is up to 40% better value than some of its rivals in the supermini class. And it’s class-leading levels of equipment and carrying capacity make it one of the best buys in the market."
The Skoda Fabia is available with a choice of either petrol or diesel engines. Safety features include ABS, driver and front passenger airbags, height-adjustable headrests and child-safety locks. Driving is made easy and pleasurable with power-steering, a fully-adjustable steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.
The supermini Fabia is part of the Skoda family that includes the new Octavia hatch, Skoda’s sporty vRS models and top-of-the-range Superb. All provide Skoda’s "extra bit of car" and the customer service that earned Skoda and its retailers second place overall in the 2004 J. D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.
To read our in depth road test of the Skoda Fabia [ click here ]Published 7 November 2004