I've taken the plunge and bought the car I've desperately wanted ever since seeing the ridiculous " made of meaner stuff" advert.
Amongst family and friends, this choice of car always came with a "why?" response. Swiftly followed by "my nan drives a Fabia". Well... Nan's of the world, you have good taste.
Look at this thing though...
It's Green and mean. It has a rear diffuser, in black, making it a real lady magnet. I assume.
Large(ish) wheels with an uncomfortable ride. Red brake calipers too. Just to let people know its sporty. It has LED daytime running lights, giving a real sense of class. People see me drive by in a bright green fabia with LED daytime running lights and think, "that mans doing well".
The interior exists. Handy
In all seriousness, this thing is quick as hell when I want it to be. Rather practical, plenty of space for my stuff and, I think anyway, a very charming looking car.
There are... a few things that annoy me. It has an irritating little rattle occasionally coming from the back somewhere. I'm too lazy to try and sort it. It likes to do surprise wheel spins for no reason. Even though I consider myself to be a pretty sensible driver for the most part... Maybe.
The fact Skoda only made this car with a semi automatic gearbox initially annoyed me. But my god. I will never buy a manual again. The lazy bastard in me loves the fact I pretty much have to do nothing to get this car moving. Hill starts a thing of the past, those pesky, pesky hill starts. Also, there are tales of these 1.4 twin charged engines having issues. Oil consumption problems. Dodgy spark plugs. But a few months and a few thousand miles later. All is fine. I may have gotten a good one here.
I'll finish off this little... review I suppose? I'm just very excited to own a car I've admired for so long that I needed to share it with people that won't care in the slightest.
So... I'll leave with this. The little Fabia vrs is a very rare hot hatch. A hot hatch. That doesn't make you look like a yobo. But instead. A yobo's nan.