Skoda Fabia 2018
Carsguide Content producer James Lisle had this to say at the time: The Fabia 81TSI might come from a manufacturer few people know of, but its attention to detail, practicality and impressive drivetrain make for a tempting proposition.You can read the full review here.
This is what James Lisle liked most about this particular version of the Skoda Fabia: Brilliant engine, Clever Skoda quirks, Euro road manners
The 2018 Skoda Fabia carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Skoda Fabia 2018 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Skoda Fabia here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What caused my 2013 Skoda Fabia to go into limp-home mode?
Your situation may be caused any one (or more) of about a thousand faults that is making the car’s on-board computer think that there’s a major problem. In turn, the computer switches the engine to operate on minimal power to make it home without destroying or further damaging any component. A car’s limp-home mode system is triggered by a range of protocols that are acted upon whenever the car perceives a drama. Anything from low oil level to a hot transmission can cause the limp-home system to intervene, and it can be an actual fault or, sometimes, simply an erroneous signal from a sensor that isn’t telling the truth. Have the car scanned and see what error codes are produced.Show more
Skoda Fabia 2017: Would it make a good first car?
I think that a Kia Rio would be an excellent choice as a first car. Especially since a Rio built in the time frame you’re looking at will still have a big chunk of its factory warranty left to run. The Kia seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty is the best around, really, and provided the car you buy has a complete service record, that warranty will be real peace of mind.
Also, the Rio is known to be a good, solid car that has a good reputation for reliability and durability. The Skoda Fabia, meantime, suffers from the poor reputation of is dual-clutch transmission. The Fabia is also a bit of an orphan in Australia, meaning that it’s largely overlooked by buyers. That means it will potentially be more difficult to unload when you daughter looks to upgrade her car in a few years.Show more
Does the Skoda Fabia have any known issues?
As part of the Volkswagen family, Skoda cars suffer from the same reliability cloud hanging over them in terms of transmission and electrical problems. The era of Skoda you’re shopping for was also one of the most problematic for such maladies, too, so just because your friend’s car has been perfect, doesn’t mean the next one will behave the same.
The Subaru XV is generally regarded as a more reliable long-term prospect but you’re right in suspecting that it will use a little more fuel. Depending on what engine the Fabia is fitted with, the official combined fuel consumption can be as low as 5.3 litres per 100km, while the XV’s will be anything from 7.0 litres and up. That’s mainly to do with the Subaru’s all-wheel-drive which makes the car heavier and requires more fuel to overcome the drag and friction of driving twice as many wheels and axles.
The pay-off is in the superb grip offered by the Subaru’s all-wheel-drive which gives it an active safety edge over two-wheel-drive cars on less than perfect surfaces. However, if fuel efficiency is your holy grail, then a Subaru might be a disappointment.Show more
Which hatchback should I buy?
The best times to buy are usually the end of the financial year, or at model run-out times, that's when the specials are on. The CVT and dual-clutch autos are both still unknowns in terms of long-term reliability, but either should be ok over the five years you plan to keep the car. Any of the cars you list, and the list is a long one, would be ok. It really comes down to what you like.Show more
Skoda Fabia 2018 Price and Specs
|Skoda Fabia Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|70 TSI||Hatchback||1.0L PULP 5 SP MAN||$9,300||$13,970|
|81 TSI||Hatchback||1.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$11,200||$16,500|
|81 TSI Monte Carlo||Hatchback||1.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$14,100||$19,910|
|70 TSI||Wagon||1.0L PULP 5 SP MAN||$9,900||$14,960|
|81 TSI||Wagon||1.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$11,900||$17,490|
|81 TSI Monte Carlo||Wagon||1.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO||$14,700||$20,790|