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Community Level 1GezUK


Skoda Fabia vRS (Diesel Hot Hatch)

AdvantagesPerformance, Sublte yet sporty looks, Economy and Reliabilty

DisadvantagesSuspension Could Do With Being Slightly Stiffer

"The Skoda Fabia VRS is Skoda's attempt at making a "Hot Hatch" And it seems to be a very good attempt indeed. Although Skoda have taken a completely different route at entering the "Hot Hatch" market by equiping their Fabia VRS with a DIESEL ENGINE! It does work very well. They were brave enough to take the gamble and it has definately paid off! == EXTERIOR STYLING == Rather than going for an all-out lairy looking brute, Skoda have kept the styling ..." Read review

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Community Level 1ShazJM


Fabia vRS. Hot Hatch. Good choice in the credit crunch!

AdvantagesGreat MPG. Fun to Drive. Cheap Insurance and Road Tax.

DisadvantagesSmall boot. Light colour of seat covers

"...get a good radio signal. Skoda dont seem to go for big gadgets in their car so it does have a basic feel to interior. I am happy to sacrifice these as the car is so good to drive. I havent had to buy any tyres for it yet but my research shows they should be quite affordable despite the alloy wheels. The disadvantages: that the boot is small but I can still fit a small buggie and a weeks worth of shopping. I have been known to squeeze 2 buggies in ..." Read review

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Community Level 1speed123


the fabia vrs

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"the fabia vrs the hot hatch with a difference the difference with this hot hatch to all other hot hatches is the engine, its not petrol like you would imagine, yes you guessed its diesel. the first diesel hot hatch on the market, it still has the power of a hot hatch a whole 130bhp and a massive 229ft/lb of torque, it pulls like a train in all 6 gears,(thats right 6 forward gears) the advantage of having 6 gears is not only is it a hot hatch ..." Read review

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Community Level 1justyn09


A Skoda which has something different to offer

AdvantagesPerformance is eye blisteringly fast, Very fuel efficient


"My review of the skoda fabia vrs Iv'e always liked the fabia vrs since production started in 2003 For your money nothing comes close to this car as really its a just a cheaper version of there vag counterparts vw,audi and seat You do get a awful lot for your money and people who know will respect you for it aswell. Advantages of the car: Performance is eye blisteringly fast Pulls well in all gears 6 in fact Very fuel efficient ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Pweelg


Fabia VRS

AdvantagesPower and Economy

DisadvantagesBrand Snobbery

"Because the Fabia Vrs is powered by a sports diesel engine instead of the petrol "norm" , it gives this little hatchback huge amounts of in-gear urge, ideal for performing safer over-taking maneuvoers. While the handling is good, its not as good as class leaders, but because of this the excellant comfort of this little car has not been comprimised. The engine can be noisey when cold but it quickly becomes unnoticable with most of the noise in the ..." Read review

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Sporty, Loud...And fuel efficient Review with images

AdvantagesQuite fast, low fuel consumption, almost anyone can afford it

DisadvantagesMost cars on the market have a high mileage, suspension doesn't last long, corrosion

"The Skoda Fabia vRS is a quite interesting invention. A diesel hot hatchback is not something you will see every day. Obviously, because it is a diesel, it is fuel efficient. And fast.128 MPH to be exact. 0-62 MPH takes 9.5 seconds. I like that kind of performance, especially in a car which can be bought for little money. You could even find one for less than £1000. Now, the negatives. The suspension for the front and rear won't last long. It can ..." Read review

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