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Skoda’s Fabia is a well-priced small hatchback with five doors and plenty of space inside.
The Skoda Fabia is an uncomplicated hatchback which offers strong value and a spacious, well-built interior. This straightforward hatchback is both comfortable and easy to drive and offers affordable running costs.
The Fabia is available with a range of engines from several 1.2-litre petrol units to a 180bhp turbocharged and supercharged hot hatchback version. A number of frugal diesel models are also available. Our favourite model in the range is the 1.6-litre diesel model which produces 90bhp and returns a claimed 67.3mpg.
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Save over £3,000 on the Skoda Fabia 1.2 SE
Skoda is offering a 25% discount on the Fabia 1.2-litre SE 69bhp, which saves potential buyers £3,145. This official offer is available on both hatchback and estate versions of the Fabia with the hatchback on sale for £8,995 and the estate available for £9,995 – a saving of £3,565.
These discounts run in conjunction with a 7.9% APR Skoda Finance deal which includes free servicing for up to three years/30,000 miles. Buyers have the choice between metallic silver and blue paint which is included in the price and standard equipment includes 15 inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric door mirrors, remote central locking and a spare wheel.
Skoda claims this model will return 51.4mpg – it’s unlikely you’ll achieve this in real world conditions, though other petrol models in the Fabia range we’ve put through our fuel economy test are just 2-5mpg short of their respective claims.
This offer runs until 31 December 2013 and 7.9% finance is available until 30 September.
Skoda Fabia Reaction for just £9,690
The Fabia Reaction shares the same 1.2-litre 69bhp engine as the model above, but has equipment including a three spoke leather steering wheel, black 16 inch alloy wheels, black mirrors, headlights and roof, a rear spoiler, tinted windows and front fog lights.
This special edition hatchback only model is available for under £10,000 – a discount of £3,715 on the list price and features striking solid grey paint.
Rally style Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Tech from £11,990
If you’d prefer more style for your money, Skoda has created the Monte Carlo Tech model to whet your appetite. This rally inspired model is available with a turbocharged 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine and a 1.6-litre diesel engine which both produce 105bhp.
These models are packed with extra equipment including sat nav, Bluetooth, 17 inch alloy wheels, sports seats, a leather sports steering wheel, sports suspension, a trip computer and iPod/MP3 connectivity. Just 1,000 of the Fabia Monte Carlo Tech are available and buyers can choose between red and white paint.
The Fabia Monte Carlo Tech is available with the Skoda’s 7.9% APR finance deal which includes free servicing for three years/30,000 miles. The 1.2-litre petrol costs £11,990 while the 1.6-litre diesel is available for £12,690.
Hot Car Deals:
- Skoda Fabia 1.2 SE 69PS – £8,995 from Skoda
- Skoda Fabia 1.2 SE 69PS Reaction – £9,690 from Skoda
- Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Tech 1.2 TSI 105 – £11,990 from Skoda
Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.