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Skoda Fabia Estate review

2001 - 2007 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £8,495 - £12,625
Used prices £397 - £3,485
Road tax cost £35 - £365
Insurance group 2 - 16
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 356 - 604 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


Looks, comfort, value


Bland interior plastics and trim, lazy throttle response

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Question: What do you call a small Skoda with big Volkswagen input? Answer: Fabia, the Czech firm’s solidly built, value-packed and humourless take on the VW Polo, which has also wiped the grin off competitors’ faces. Launched in 2000, Fabia is now a tantalising option for the used buyer. It’s the first model where the Skoda/Volkswagen integration has shone through and offers a genuine alternative to Polo, Corsa and Fiesta.