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Old 24th September 2008, 11:37   #16
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@ GTO: thanks, but what problems are you referring to?
Petrol Fabia recall (Skoda Officially recalls petrol Fabias!). Also look up netchef's Fabia thread. There was an owner (or two) who just couldn't get his petrol Fabia to run properly.
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Been there, done that

The Vtec is the second most tactile car that I have owned, the first being the Peugeot 309SRi.

As I always say, it does what it says on the lid - City. The low gearing makes fast progress on a long journey tiring. Braking from high speeds is nose heavy and the safety game has moved on. The small seats gave me a back ache.

With the correct suspension tweaks, headers and free flow, it completed the package. For my city commutes, it was fine but jostling between trucks on the outer ring road was scary.

I loved the car, my new beast provides speed (a lot more) with safety however, it is not as exciting as the Vtec but it is much more capable for my practical needs.
PERFECTLY summarized by sentiments. However one may argue that for the price of a new fabia you get a used RS (more or less), but F.E. is a cause for concern and sourcing a good piece now is a Himalayan task.

@ GTO: lets hope no issues crop up, i mostly fill regular

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@ GTO: lets hope no issues crop up, i mostly fill regular
Hi, I don't mean to come across as someone who is pushing the point but the petrol issue has nothing to do with regular or premium fuel. Skoda is currently in the process of recalling its cars. AFAIK, a solution has still not been found.
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