Originally Posted by herb
off topic but how are the fabia vrs's to own, maintain, drive cause it was on my short list when i was looking for a car last
Yeah it's the best all round car IMO
for my budget. Very easy to drive fast or economically. The steering for me is perfectly weighted and not over light. It's practical but it can't tow. Doesn't bother me as I haven't done my trailer test.
Servicing is reasonable. I think a full service is just under £200 at the dealer. The best thing I like with it is that I was briskly following my mate's 1.8 Astra through some lanes down the Gower. All I did was keep up with him and when we stopped I was still doing 45mpg.
If I'm honest I do miss a revvy petrol but the Fabia's pull in ANY gear is astonishing. Even in 6th at 50mph just put your foot to the mat and in no time at all you can be well past the limit. The main reason I bought it was that if I wanted to go for a blast I could still have good mpg and if I wanted a petrol with the same performance it would cost much more on fuel and I couldn't insure it.