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|20th October 2009, 10:51||#16|
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Skoda Fabia 1.4 Petrol is perfectly stable (with AC on, 4 people in car) even at indicated 180 kmph (Mumbai Pune expressway).
1.2 should easily be stable at 130 kmph.
|22nd October 2009, 16:43||#17|
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The car does not do a 0-100 in 10 secs but is definitely well planted on even on rough roads at high speeds. I have heard people commenting that its brakes are not very sharp. In my opinion (have done 10k kms) it does not give you the jerky feeling that is observed in most cars but definitely stops in quickly in a straight line without any fuss.
|30th April 2010, 12:20||#18|
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After driving my colleague's New Fabia HTP, (with Alloys, Airbags, the model is next to the top of the line petrol Fabia) the following are what I felt.
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|9th June 2011, 15:01||#19|
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Re: Review: Skoda Fabia 1200cc petrol
I have been using my Fabia 1.2 TDI Ambiente since early Dec 2010 and must admit I am very happy with my purchase. The car feels solid and has given no reason to complain so far. I have however still not been able to take the car out of Mumbai and plan to do so in the next few weekends. Will write a detailed ownership report post. One thing I should mention is that the rubber on my wiper blades began to peel off - however JMD Skoda replaced the wiper blade set free of cost.
The in city performance is very nice and the car has been returning a fuel average in the range of 12.8 - 14.5 Km/Ltr. Please keep in mind my running is largely in bumper to bumper Mumbai city during peak traffic with the AC switched on around 90 - 95% of the time. So I assume highway figures should be significantly better.
The engine sound is significantly lesser compared to the older 1.4 PD engine.
Good Bits –
1) Illuminated dual glove box
2) Large and practical boot
3) Gear shift indicator : helps fuel efficiency
4) Height adjustable driver seat : Steering also adjustable for reach and height.
5) Hand brake on warning light and warning chime : Very useful
6) Power windows – practical features : Auto up/down, can be operated even when car is switched off and can operate them while locking the car from the outside too.
7) Powerful AC
8) Conveniently located lever to flip front seats backrest forward: Access even from the rear seats.
9) Rear AC vents : Not the as effective as a dedicated rear seat vent but does help in air circulation near the rear passenger seats.
Not so good Bits –
1) Spongy brake feed back :The brake works fine but the pedal response does not feel that it bites the brake as well as a old Honda City or the Ford Ikon. Not sure if its just my car
2) Aircon circulation swich – fiddly : The circulation switches to the other mode the moment you rotate the thermostat dial.
3) No grab handles above the passenger doors : Practical and useful feature, wonder why its missing
4) Fuel filler needs to be opened with a key: Primitive.. why?
5) No manual locking pin to lock/unlock doors from the inside: Just a matter of habit I guess, but I still miss it.
6) No rear power windows and rear wiper wash even on car costing 6.8 Lakhs on road in Mumbai
Hope this is of some use.
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