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Old 21st April 2008, 14:47   #16
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I guess the design house was initially inspired by the BMW mini cooper. All of them look so similar.

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Old 21st April 2008, 15:27   #17
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Both the cars are different in their own ways. Due to the design similarities, one may mistake them for it to be from a similar platform or so.

But those who think the Fabia is way bigger than the Swift has to rethink and do a proper comparison. The Fabia definitely gives an impression of being very big in first glance.
The post was about comparing only the design aspects of the cars,was wondering if anyone could shed light on the design house(s) for the two cars,
I agree with speedzak, the swift is infact wider than the fabia(and OT i find the dash design of the fabia especially the stereo and HAVC controls, well 20th century-though quality is top notch).

Even though both may be a copy of the mini, wonder how they look similar to each other than they do to the original.Also as i am sticking my neck out i feel the Swift is the better proportioned car.

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same A and B pillars/door handles/ORVM placements/'slab sided' wings/C pillar angulation/even the windshield rake and size/similar shoulder lines

well they compare better to each other in theses features than the Mini(except for the A/B pillars)..more over in this age of individuality what two manufaturers will design very important models to look alike.The point being- is there a 'secret' to their design similarities?.is the Skoda a 'stretched' Swift?!!

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Well, I have something that is absolutely same between the two cars.

BOTH SUCK!
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Old 22nd April 2008, 12:06   #19
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Yes the Fabia and the Swift do look similar from the window frames, the A and the B pillar. But thats only restricted upto it. Design wise both the cars are totally different. Just by the exterior looks the Fabia does appear to be longer than the Swift. However, hows it from the interior is the question. Atleast the Swift is cramped dont know about Fabia.
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Well, I have something that is absolutely same between the two cars.

BOTH SUCK!
People should stop making such generic baseless comments in this forum. If there is a basis to make such comments it needs to be spelt out clearly.
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Well, I have something that is absolutely same between the two cars.

BOTH SUCK!
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People should stop making such generic baseless comments in this forum. If there is a basis to make such comments it needs to be spelt out clearly.
i completely agree with DieselFan. Can you justify/elaborate on the statement you made DileepKS ?
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Both Fabia & Swift look like a frog about to leap. Maybe DileepKS doesn't like frogs.
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i completely agree with DieselFan. Can you justify/elaborate on the statement you made DileepKS ?
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Looks wise i find both of them definitely very different. Fabia looks a little more stretched. Besides I find swift a lot more sportier. my personal favorite.
but comparing the specs

SWIFT DIMENSIONS (swift website)
Overall Length 3,695mm Overall Width 1,690mm Overall Height 1,530mm Wheelbase 2,390mm Track Front
Rear 1,470mm
1,480mm Ground Clearance 170mm Minimum Turning radius 4.7 metres Luggage Capacity 232 litres (with seatback raised)
368 litres (with seatback folded)

Fabia Dimensions (l/w/h) 4232/1646/1449mm

As the body size comparison clearly shows swift is shorter and less wider but taller than fabia. The basic skeleton may have similarities but the final look differs.
For more detailed comparison check
The new Skoda Fabia - Feel Special
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Some similarities YES. But same NO. Park them besides each other and the differences would be obvious.


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Looks wise i find both of them definitely very different. Fabia looks a little more stretched. Besides I find swift a lot more sportier. my personal favorite.
but comparing the specs

SWIFT DIMENSIONS (swift website)
Overall Length 3,695mm Overall Width 1,690mm Overall Height 1,530mm Wheelbase 2,390mm Track Front
Rear 1,470mm
1,480mm Ground Clearance 170mm Minimum Turning radius 4.7 metres Luggage Capacity 232 litres (with seatback raised)
368 litres (with seatback folded)

Fabia Dimensions (l/w/h) 4232/1646/1449mm

As the body size comparison clearly shows swift is shorter and less wider but taller than fabia. The basic skeleton may have similarities but the final look differs.
For more detailed comparison check
The new Skoda Fabia - Feel Special
4232! That is as much as most sedans!
The correct Fabia dimensions are: (l/w/h) 3992x1642x1513
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