ŠKODA Fabia Estate SE 1.2 TSI 86PS was £13000, now £9995 OTR @ skoda
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ŠKODA Fabia Estate SE 1.2 TSI 86PS was £13000, now £9995 OTR @ skoda

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Found 13th Jan 2014
I test drove one at the weekend, very impressed, especially the handling

Cheaper than the similar spec dacia logan and more reliable/volkswagen with another badge.

Comes with specification including: 15" 'Rotare' alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, a category 1 alarm with tilt sensor, additional rear speakers, metallic paint and a temporary spare steel wheel.

Combined mpg around 55mpg.

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Hot deal, better than the £8995 deal for the 69PS hatch:-
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Should that not be "By the roadside with hazard lights on"

Only kidding

Ha. Warm at best. Where they joking with £13000?

Manual air con?

Is that dealer BS for window winders?

Bought a fabia hatch for £8K in Feb 2013, no trouble at all, no tax tp pay in year 1. Does rise to £110, so not the cheapest, but five proper seats, a full size spare tyre, manual air con, means a dial to adjust temp rather than a digital setting. Plus luggage store, curry hooks, custom car mats, colour coded etc. and the clever little windscreen lever to trap and hold parking pass/pay and display ticket! I love mine....

Henvig

Bought a fabia hatch for £8K in Feb 2013, no trouble at all, no tax tp … Bought a fabia hatch for £8K in Feb 2013, no trouble at all, no tax tp pay in year 1. Does rise to £110, so not the cheapest, but five proper seats, a full size spare tyre, manual air con, means a dial to adjust temp rather than a digital setting. Plus luggage store, curry hooks, custom car mats, colour coded etc. and the clever little windscreen lever to trap and hold parking pass/pay and display ticket! I love mine....



What are curry hooks? Are there poppadum baskets too?

sijopol

What are curry hooks? Are there poppadum baskets too?


What about a spice rack?

There are two flip down hooks one on each side of the boot. You can hang your takeaway on them, thus massively reducing the possibility of a spillage as the bag moves with the car...I'm an engineer, this attention to detail made me smile.

As for the spice rack, the car has the usual centre console spaces, mine gets used for diet coke or KFC gravy to be honest, but your could put your spices there!:D

According to the automotive press, Volkswagen are not more reliable than a skoda.

I dont know why some people kidding about skoda, maybe they are just stupid and dont know nothing about it.skoda have big history such a shame 1968 russian army occupied czechoslovakia until 1989 and they managed all business in tbe country.before was skoda really good and previously laurint&klement made perfect cars.for you guys will be difficult to understand how it worked when russian managed country..they stopped everything what was better than their product, basically they been not allowed to made something better.russian gone 1989...vw ownig part of skoda since around 1989, quality went rapidly up.now vw got problem in Germany with skoda because people preffered skoda /is cheaper but more loaded and same if not better quality/that s why they also similar to russian wants to slw them down /for example octavia and golf both on same platform but rear axle in basic model is much better on golf-if you not sport driver doesnt matter. /by the way if you kidding about skoda because is from eastern europe..what about quality of rover, mini, vauxhall,? I have seen specially rover was on the end of reliability chart and mini is not much better...I am kidding or? :-)))

Awesome dull styling ,unlike teh rapide

just about 2k more could buy you the Captiva...

Well I think it's a cracking deal. Have some heat!

This car is like a proton in side all that crappy plastic, the diesel in this is your best bet, if it's the same price.

liston2

This car is like a proton in side all that crappy plastic, the diesel in … This car is like a proton in side all that crappy plastic, the diesel in this is your best bet, if it's the same price.



Diesel is only a 'best bet' if you do the mileage to warrant one. Too many short journeys and you'll be looking at DPF issues...

Tunner

According to the automotive press, Volkswagen are not more reliable than … According to the automotive press, Volkswagen are not more reliable than a skoda.



Haven't been for a while...

pablomalin

just about 2k more could buy you the Captiva...



which is 20% more.

I tell you what, add 20% on top of all the deals on HUKD and you'll find they're not very hot.

Voted hot OP. Nothing wrong with this car at all.

newsgroupmonkey

... Nothing wrong with this car at all.



What's wrong with it is simply that it's a run-out special with a much improved new version Fabia just around the corner. As always the last of the old version drops in value much more than the first of the newer version, which obviously becomes the one future buyers will want.

Therefore not really a bargain at all - you'd lose more by buying this at this price than waiting for the better new version.

BTW - as regards the car itself, it's strictly in the worthy but dull category. Ideal for sensible folks who buy their clothes from BHS, I'd say.

Drove the diesel version of this on holiday and didnt like it at all.

Apparently there won't be a VRS version in the next Fabia.

Henvig

There are two flip down hooks one on each side of the boot. You can hang … There are two flip down hooks one on each side of the boot. You can hang your takeaway on them, thus massively reducing the possibility of a spillage as the bag moves with the car...I'm an engineer, this attention to detail made me smile.



Idea stolen from Discovery 3. Works for Chinese too!
Edited by: "Besford" 13th Jan 2014

Chanser

Apparently there won't be a VRS version in the next Fabia.

too expensive to sell? Voted hot btw.

Graham1979

Should that not be "By the roadside with hazard lights on"Only kidding



Know you are joking but seriously, they are extremely reliable, and cheap to run. Just outside the top 20 in the uk reliability index of the 100 most reliable cars. Skoda get great awards for satisfaction and reliability etc rank highly.

Not the best in it's class and I would prefer an steeper discount or extras considering the circumstances- new plate in barely a month and totally new model in 6.

I think you should go haggle at a dealer for one if you really want one with this deal in hand, because I do think you might get more off end of this month/February. I doubt you would be upset if you paid the straight up asking for it though.

Older Skodas had their plus points. VWs influence improved quality in some areas. Though issues like leaky door carriers and plastic self destruct thermostat housings are VW problems not Skoda.

Has the 1.2 3 cylinder Skoda designed engine that was also used in the Polo now been retired from production?

rodman

too expensive to sell? Voted hot btw.



Not enough people bought it and instead bought the Monte Carlo version. Cheaper and looks better apparently.

phatbhoy

Drove the diesel version of this on holiday and didnt like it at all.



Sounds like a boring holiday.

Ah crap, I voted hot thinking it was a diesel.

Its not. And its not hot.

Too expensive for such a small car (still) with an image problem. There's no pride in driving a skoda and with these German 'im driving around in a coffin' designs, there no hope of its fuddy duddy doily image changing. Its now seen as a reliable BORING dead in the pants waiting to die drivers car. Like volvos in the 90s and Saab's in the 00s.

Good deal. Was looking at one of these as a second car but ended up with a Rapid instead.

DappaDonDave

Manual air con? Is that dealer BS for window winders?



Nope, there is a dial that you turn to chose the temperature. Instead of digital where you press up and down

The centre hub of the "London Eye" is made by skoda

Cracking car for the money. Sure it's not pretty but at that price who is complaining. Anybody who would rather have a Chevrolet (ie Vauxhall) must need their head examined!

There will be a VRS of the new Fabia too you can count on it, just not for the first 18-24 months. It's the 'halo' car for the brand and even though they don't sell many it attracts people to the brand.

Original Poster

All these boring comments make me laugh. If you are buying an estate car then you probably have a family. If you have a children in the back then you are not going to be thraping it around town!

Economical, cheap, comfortable, aircon and alloys for under 10k end of.

If you want to waste all your money doing 5 to the gallon in your skyline with your kappa tracksuit on and the stench of Macdonalds wafting out the window, fine, but for everyone else it's a cracking deal.

Have started looking at estates now family unit is being added to!. The only thing that concerns me is 2 adults 2 kids and laden with luggage is 1.2 enough?

Original Poster

sagman76

Have started looking at estates now family unit is being added to!. The … Have started looking at estates now family unit is being added to!. The only thing that concerns me is 2 adults 2 kids and laden with luggage is 1.2 enough?



I've had a 1.3 diesel for ages and it's fine.

sagman76

Have started looking at estates now family unit is being added to!. The … Have started looking at estates now family unit is being added to!. The only thing that concerns me is 2 adults 2 kids and laden with luggage is 1.2 enough?



It's turbocharged so while not massively powerful it has a decent amount and spread of torque. It's never going to fly but I would think it should be adequate.
I don't know what you'd be comparing it too - just as an example it has similar power but more torque than a typical old school 1.6 petrol (I'm thinking like a Polo 1.6 from the late nineties or maybe an early 2000's Fiesta 1.6) so with a typical turbo character it should go as well as, if not better than something like those.
Not driven one though, so I'm just speculating based on the stats, take that for what it's worth

They actually had 0% finance deals on this car before reducing it, which they've now stopped and have simply reduced the price to make it look cheaper. So it's worth noting that it's only cheaper than it was if you're not taking the Skoda finance.

YUK, YUK, YUK.

not in a million years!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's the warranty with these? I love my mini clubby, but may get this and let the wife have the dubbie :-)

I can't add any detail about this car but we have just bought a Skoda Citigo. Only had it a few weeks but really impressed with the car, the service from Skoda & the price! It seems quite spacious inside. It is a second car for my wife & she test drove the VW Up! & the Citigo & plumped for the Citigo. She thought it was quieter & the interest free credit did sway us as well. To summarise, there is nothing wrong with a Skoda these days.
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