This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Skoda Fabia vRS (10-14) review.

4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Skoda Fabia vRS (03-07) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,268 - £12,895
Used price £970 - £3,595
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £165 - £180
Insurance group 18 How much is it to insure?


Addictive performance; impressive fuel economy


Styling is too subtle for most hot hatch buyers

Skoda Fabia vRS rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

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Skoda has been doing pretty well under VW’s wing, launching an increasingly impressive model line-up that now challenges its parent company in terms of performance and refinement. This is their first stab at a hot hatch – the diesel-powered Fabia vRS. Under the bonnet is a 1.9 TDI engine with a 130bhp. It’s a different proposition to the traditional hot hatch and buyers looking for an instant buzz might be disappointed; the talents of the Fabia vRS are more subtle and take a little time to appreciate.

But if that doesn’t impress you, just remember you’ll be getting double the fuel economy of a Focus RS.

Skoda Fabia vRS rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

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