tips for buying skoda fabia

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hi
im looking to get a skoda fabia 1.416v and was wondering does anyone what i should be looking out for and what things i need to test?
also im looking to get one on 2000, 2001 plate. what millage would be decent for the car?

thanks
 
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Check for water damage in the footwells and the door cards. The door carrier seals are pretty naff and there a many reports of water running into the footwells in heavy rain (especially if the car is parked on steep camber). My dad got a fabia a few months ago and we've had the problem, it's fixable though (there's a pretty informative video on youtube showing how).
 
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Compared to what? It stands up to Fiestas etc. with the same size engine.

Not it doesn't. The 1.4 16v Fabia has 75bhp and does 0-60 in 13.4 seconds. My Fiesta is also a 1.4, has 89bhp and does 0-60 in 10.8. That's nearly 3 seconds difference :/
 
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Ford must be the only manufacturer who's power outputs get lower, because a 2002 mk6 1.4 will be putting out just 78bhp.

Also, the last 1.4 16v Fabia I drove had 100bhp. ;)
 
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To meet Euro III emissions standards. The tune of 1.4 I have is a dirty bugger :p

I believe most, if not all Fabias of this age will have 75bhp.
 
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Tip: Don't ask here. Go to Briskoda.Net and ask them there.

Whilst I don't think the Fabia is a bad car (I drive a TDI version), I would take a Fiesta instead, probably the 1.6.

Having said that, if you can get one at the right price, it's a good car.
 
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