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tips for buying skoda fabia

Discussion in 'Motors' started by flexo786, 25 Sep 2009.

  1. flexo786

    Wise Guy

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    hi
    im looking to get a skoda fabia 1.416v and was wondering does anyone what i should be looking out for and what things i need to test?
    also im looking to get one on 2000, 2001 plate. what millage would be decent for the car?

    thanks
     
  2. geuben

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    Check for water damage in the footwells and the door cards. The door carrier seals are pretty naff and there a many reports of water running into the footwells in heavy rain (especially if the car is parked on steep camber). My dad got a fabia a few months ago and we've had the problem, it's fixable though (there's a pretty informative video on youtube showing how).
     
  3. Sparky-F1

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    Last edited: 26 Sep 2009
  4. Sparky-F1

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    ooops wrong thread
     
  5. therealnerd2

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    LOL! HAHAHA
     
  6. miniyazz

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  7. flexo786

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    anything else?
     
  8. stoofa

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    Pop along to www.briskoda.net and ask on there.
    You'll actually get some mature/sensible answers there.
     
  9. flexo786

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    thanks
     
  10. MarkDavis

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    Tip: Don't.
     
  11. flexo786

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    why not?
     
  12. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    Woefully underpowered and prone to failure of expensive electrical parts.
     
  13. Diesel

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    Compared to what? It stands up to Fiestas etc. with the same size engine.
     
  14. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    Not it doesn't. The 1.4 16v Fabia has 75bhp and does 0-60 in 13.4 seconds. My Fiesta is also a 1.4, has 89bhp and does 0-60 in 10.8. That's nearly 3 seconds difference :/
     
  15. Diesel

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    Ford must be the only manufacturer who's power outputs get lower, because a 2002 mk6 1.4 will be putting out just 78bhp.

    Also, the last 1.4 16v Fabia I drove had 100bhp. ;)
     
  16. Janesy B

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    To meet Euro III emissions standards. The tune of 1.4 I have is a dirty bugger :p

    I believe most, if not all Fabias of this age will have 75bhp.
     
  17. stoofa

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    Which model of Fiesta is this?
    A quick Google and I can't find a 1.4 with a higher bhp than 80.
     
  18. Tute

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    Tip: Don't ask here. Go to Briskoda.Net and ask them there.

    Whilst I don't think the Fabia is a bad car (I drive a TDI version), I would take a Fiesta instead, probably the 1.6.

    Having said that, if you can get one at the right price, it's a good car.
     
  19. Janesy B

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  20. Diesel

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    That doesn't stop me being pendantic.:p

    I'll leave it there, though, because its like arguing whether its better to have one arm or one leg.