Skoda Fabia Review (2004)

Skoda Fabia Review (2004)
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Skoda Fabia Review (2004)

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Skoda cars have been available in the UK for over forty years and made their debut at the London Motor Show in 1954.

Skoda cars have been available in the UK for over forty years and made their debut at the London Motor Show in 1954. In recent years Skoda has undergone a total brand rejuvenation with a range of products that are both credible and desirable. With the introduction of the Fabia supermini in March 2000 Skoda has finally been able to shake off its much-derided image and compete with supermini sector rivals such as the Audi A2, Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 Review , SEAT Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo, and Toyota Yaris.

Since its launch the Fabia has helped rebuild the Skoda brand and has gone on to win numerous awards such as 'Car of the Year' by What Car? and Scottish Group of Motoring Writers’ 'Fabia Diesel Car of the Year' award for the Fabia vRS in 2001. Fabia sales in the UK have totalled 80,860 since its launch in 2000 through to the first quarter of 2004. On the 8th April 2004 the 1,000,000th Fabia drove off the production line at the SkodaAuto plant in the Czech Republic and was handed over to a customer from the UK. which is testament to the British public's confidence in the Skoda brand.

The Fabia range now includes hatchback, saloon and estate versions. We tested the Skoda Fabia Comfort 1.4 TDI hatchback read on to find out whether the Czech supermini is a credible contender within the competitive small car segment which includes its VAG stable mate the class leading Volkswagen Polo.

Skoda Fabia Review | Part TwoSkoda Fabia Review | Part ThreeSkoda Fabia Review  | Part FourSkoda Fabia Road Test
Skoda Fabia Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSkoda
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourDiamond Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph14.2 Seconds
Top Speed 104 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban49.6 mpg
Extra Urban68.9 mpg
Combined61.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group4
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty2-Year/Unlimited Mileage Factory Warranty
Plus Third Year Valid Until The Car Has Completed 60,000 Miles
10-Year Warranty Against Corrosion
3-Year Paint Warranty
3-Year Roadside Assistance Package
Price (when tested on the 05/07/04)£ 10,250

The information contained within this Skoda Fabia review may have changed since publication on the 5 July 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Skoda dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017