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Old 23rd December 2007, 12:24   #106
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Wonderful explanation Kevin Prasad.



The above mentioned cars are petrol, wheras the Fabia is diesel. The Accent CRDi vibrates like hell and its made by detroil diesel.

Those of you still think 3 cylinder engine vibrates here are the words from the AutoExpress professional review on this car.

"It's also remarkably free from vibra-tion and, while not that quiet, has a slick-shifting five-speed manual gearbox. On the road, the Fabia is solid and capable, with fine motorway manners and decent suspension control."

For complete review on this car please visit this URL :

Skoda Fabia 1 Reviews | 2007 Skoda Fabia | Latest Skoda Fabia Car reviews at Auto Express

It has nice pictures of the front view to rear view including boot and engine.

This is from another review by professional reviewer from UK website.

"Over 1.6million Fabia's have been sold around the world and over 130,000 of those were in the UK, where a customer satisfaction survey revealed that 98 per cent of owners would buy their Skoda again."

Looks like not only in India the Skoda became famous and it is becoming famous in europe as well.

If you are interested in the complete review of this car check this out:

Skoda Fabia Review

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The review of the car mentioned above is the petrol, wheras diesel 3 cylinders do vibrate alot.
Here is another quote from one of the reviews I have posted earlier.

If the 3 cylinder diesel engine vibrated that much I wonder how this car still got the award : Diesel Car of the Year.

Other cars in this category might be really bad for this one to get the award.

"the Fabia was the Scottish Group of Motoring Writers, ‘Diesel Car of the Year’ and the vRS version became Diesel Car magazine’s ‘Best Performance Diesel’, in 2004."

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Those of you still think 3 cylinder engine vibrates here are the words from the AutoExpress professional review on this car
The review of the car mentioned above is the petrol, wheras diesel 3 cylinders do vibrate alot.
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The review of the car mentioned above is the petrol, wheras diesel 3 cylinders do vibrate alot.
irrelevant, a bad comparision, but when the first lot of tata indica was launched, people lapped it up. As they saw value in the car.

Similarly the Fabia is loaded with little little cute things that will make the customer shell out those extra bucks.

and if vibration is such a issue, there is a 1.4 89 bhp petrol engine. Which is smooth as hell. which does not vibrate .

this cars going to be a big hit. and its confirmed that the car along with its concepts and a few international Skodas will be on display at the Auto Expo
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Thanks BUSA and kpzen. I feel even more 'short-changed' by the idea now.

But there's always the petrol engine
just one thing, have a look at the car and then make a choice personally
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and if vibration is such a issue, there is a 1.4 89 bhp petrol engine. Which is smooth as hell. which does not vibrate
Why would i want to buy a Petrol Skoda? Poor resale, poor torque, poor mileage.

Firstly the Fabia doesnot look that different, it just looks all the very same as say a Suzuki Swift or a Mini(from which the car is inspired) Space in the car isnot better then the Getz, and Indians dont value gizzmos in a hatch. Anyways lets wait for the car to be lanched and then only we can say something concrete, on paper the Fabia doesnot impress much IMO.
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IMO...the Fabia looks plain ugly. nowhere close to the swift in the looks department.
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Why would i want to buy a Petrol Skoda? Poor resale, poor torque, poor mileage.
I guess the quality and the cool features that is Fabia is going to be bringing to India.

If Maruti did not bring down the quality from european version of Swift then I would have bought the Swift by now.
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Dear Ajit,

Thank you for your interest in the new Škoda Fabia. Soon, you will be able to experience the car at our showrooms.

January 09, 2008 will usher in the launch of a new member of the ŠkodaAuto India car family – the new Škoda Fabia.

The new Škoda Fabia will set standards with generous interior dimensions, ergonomic cockpit, high quality, and state-of-the-art safety systems as well as a wide range of engines. Modern technology previously found only in cars of higher categories will be available in the Fabia from the outset.

Booking plans for the car are now open. With a deposit of INR 50,000 you can reserve your new Škoda Fabia to avail of early delivery. Deliveries will commence from 10 January, 2008. Final prices and configurations, however, will be disclosed at launch.

Hope that you will join our family of Škoda customers. We look forward to adding you to our list of esteemed customers.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2008.
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That is nice news.

Thanks for sharing the Email with us Ajmat.

I sincerely beleive this car has the potential of being a hit with Indians. The Skoda Brand is definetely a respected & trusted brand. IF Fabia is priced around the 6 - 7 Lacs OTR Price and comes with all those nice features.

Hyundai has been stupid enough to price the Getz in that manner and Maruti has been dissapointing potential buyers with that Long Waiting Period.

Is Fabia the Answer ? Let's wait & see.
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ACI seems to have a done a test with the Fabia in the Jan issue. There is no doubt the build quality of Skoda cars are fantastic, but the A.S.S and spares cost are not that good, as per what people say.
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seems like a really nice buy for the aforementioned price and that too for a premium brand.what needs to be seen are the feature in person and also compare it with the likes in indigo et al.
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ACI seems to have a done a test with the Fabia in the Jan issue. There is no doubt the build quality of Skoda cars are fantastic, but the A.S.S and spares cost are not that good, as per what people say.
Apparently there are going to be 3 versions

Classic - Power Windows, mp3 player, front airbags and central locking
Ambiente - + Alloys Foglamps, Power mirrors, ABS, and remote locking
Elegance - Projector headlamps, Electric sunroof and parking sensors.

ACI says it has an excellent gearbox and ride. ACI says the interiors are also better than the Octavia
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If I am getting so much in just the classic it is as good as a pimped up swift!!
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Power mirrors ??

If You Talking About ORVMs then u shud better forget them even the octavia or laura doesnt have them
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Apparently there are going to be 3 versions

Classic - Power Windows, mp3 player, front airbags and central locking
Ambiente - + Alloys Foglamps, Power mirrors, ABS, and remote locking
Elegance - Projector headlamps, Electric sunroof and parking sensors.

ACI says it has an excellent gearbox and ride. ACI says the interiors are also better than the Octavia
they are true. the interiors are way better than of an octi, it has a soft touch dual tone dashboard. really nice
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