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2014 (14) Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI Monte Carlo 5dr

Linwood Toyota (Paisley)
Only £7488
£300 deposit
£144.72 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Exterior temperature gaugePAS
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

8 speakersAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Dance 2 DIN radio with CD + MP3Multi device interface

Exterior Features

Aspherical driver's exterior mirrorAuto dimming interior mirror
Black door mirrorsBlack rear diffuser
Black rear spoilerBlack roof
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Chrome grille surroundElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Heated rear windowHeight adjustable headlamps
Intermittent rear wash/wipeSunset privacy glass
Tinted rear windowsTinted windscreen

Interior Features

1.5L bottle holder in front door panels2 height adjustable rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatBoot stowage box
Cargo area storage trayCloth upholstery
Driver + passenger vanity mirrorsFolding grab handles
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight adjustable front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelInterior light with delay
Internal chrome door handlesLeather gearknob and gaiter
Lower glovebox coverLuggage load hooks
Parcel shelfPerforated leather steering wheel
Pollen filterRear storage trays
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentRed stitching for steering wheel, gearknob and handbrake lever
Sports seatsStainless steel kick plates
Stainless steel pedalsTicket holder

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Driver's seatbelt undone warning lightFront seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger airbag deactivate switch 

Security

Alarm with tilt sensorImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking

Technical

Sports suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surrounds 

Wheels

17" Trinity black alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.29CO2 (g/km)121
HC0.025Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.021Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1197Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71Cylinders - Stroke (mm)75.6
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves8
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)54.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)42.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power85
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesMonte Carlo
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years10
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.7Engine Power - BHP86
Engine Power - KW63Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4800Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed110

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/40 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/40 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTRINITYWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1493Length4013
Wheelbase2464Width1651
Width (including mirrors)1886 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1571
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1180Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)315
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight1041No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Fabia

Skoda's Fabia looks sharp but does the 1.2-litre TSI petrol model make a case for itself? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The third-generation Skoda Fabia looks a smart buy with the turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine You can select it in either 90 or 110PS outputs, the big draw of the latter being the option of the DSG twin-clutch transmission. It rides well, it feels like a quality product inside and out, there's stack of room inside and the 1.2-litre engines are smooth and economical. There's really not a lot to dislike.

Background

You know how it goes with entry-level cars. They get handed down old technology, usually squeezing the last bit of profit out of an engine that first appeared years ago. Their role is to get you through the dealer's door with a low sticker price whereupon the dealer convinces you that what you really want is the more modern engine, the ritzier trim level and a whole host of optional extras. Suddenly your budget has taken a dent for several thousands unplanned pounds. The 1.2-litre entry-level Fabia engine was always one to avoid, but in the latest Fabia line up the 1.2 has been transformed thanks to three letters. TSI. Yes, the latest 1.2 is turbocharged and develops either 90 or 110PS. It's now one of the smartest picks of the bunch.

Driving Experience

Skoda reckons the 90PS 1.2-litre petrol engine is going to account for more sales than any other powerplant including the diesels and it's not hard to see why they're so bullish. It's a light and eager engine that offers enough zip for most people, getting to 62mph in a respectable 10.9 seconds and running onto a top speed of 114mph. The 110PS version of this engine is a bit quicker again, 62mph coming and going in 9.1 seconds if you specify the car with the DSG twin-clutch transmission. Yes, it adds another £1,000 to the asking price, but the DSG transforms this car for the better. The chassis is a mix between the state of the art Volkswagen Group MQB floorpan and the existing PQ26 Fabia underpinnnings. Yes, you can see where a few Euros have been saved here, but it feels anything but built down to a price to drive. Ride quality is excellent, with Skoda unburdened by pretensions of sportiness. At this point, we'd normally explain that this comes at the expense of cornering ability, but the Fabia can take a bend very cleanly, with taut body control and accurate steering. That blend between damping, spring rates, tyre specification and roll stiffness is really well judged. Turn-in is also excellent.

Design and Build

The Fabia had a series of quite well-established design cues. It was narrowish with tall hips and unless you bought the sportier variants, tended to look a bit under-wheeled. The latest car looks a good deal burlier, with pronounced wheel arch flares and a lot more shape built into the flanks. Skoda has claimed that this design is a new direction for them, encompassing 'more emotions' albeit not at the expense of practicality. Drop inside and you'll find a cabin that's slightly longer and larger than in the previous model and at the same time provides the driver and passengers with increased headroom. Although the new Fabia is 8 mm shorter than its predecessor, its interior length has increased by around 8 mm to 1,674 mm. Elbow room is also greater at 1,401 mm (21 mm longer) at the front and 1,386 mm (2 mm longer) at the rear. The boot is the largest within the car's segment at 330-litres, which is 15-litres more than the previous model. With the rear seats folded down, loading capacity increases to up to 1,150-litres. The loading area is 960 mm wide, which is 2 cm wider than the previous car.

Market and Model

The Fabia is designed to be practical and the company has announced a range of 'Simply Clever' features. The biggie is MirrorLink technology. This allows smartphone apps to be displayed on the screen of the infotainment system which, amongst other things, takes the use of navigation software or personal music files to a new level. There's a multimedia device cradle in the centre console, an ice scraper in the fuel filler cap and a high-vis vest, now mandatory in many countries, in a convenient dedicated storage compartment in the driver's door. The Fabia 1.2 TSI is offered in three trim levels; S, SE and SE-L. Somewhat curiously, the entry-level trim is only available with the punchier 110PS with DSG combo, so the cheapest 1.2-litre TSI-engined Fabia is actually a mid-spec SE with 90PS and a manual 'box. No, we couldn't figure that logic out either. The S comes with Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, stability control, tyre pressure monitoring, and curtain airbags amongst a pretty generous kit list. SE adds gear like air conditioning, leather and chrome garnish inside and 15-inch alloys, while SE-L nets you climate control, 16-inch rims, keyless go and automatic lights. There are personalisation options such as contrasting wheels, roof panels and mirror cappings, and those big wheelarches will easily house 17-inch alloys.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.2-litre engine turns in some excellent economy figures. In the old Fabia, you could count on around 53mpg from the 1.2-litre unit; now with the 90PS 1.2-litre unit you're good for 60.1mpg with emissions dropping to just 107g/km. Those figures improve largely because the Fabia is lighter than before. In 1.2-litre guise it tips the scales at just 1034kg and across the range there are efficiency improvements that average 17 per cent. Go for the more powerful 110PS car and it's also rated at 60.1mpg but with emissions of 109g/km if you choose the DSG-equipped model or 58.9mpg and 110g/km if you stick with the manual version. Fabias have always held very firm when it comes to residual values, used buyers valuing the Volkswagen Group input and resolute build quality. Insurance has also been very cheap, reflecting the mature owner profile. Will that change now that Skoda is aiming at a younger demographic? We'll have to wait on that one.

Summary

The 1.2-litre petrol engine used to be the skinflint's choice of Fabia engines but now that's anything but the case. Both 90 and 110PS versions of the engine have something to be said for them. Most will go for a manual 90PS car and it's easy to see why. If you can hold out for the 110PS model with DSG gearbox, we'd recommend that. It's usefully quicker, doesn't consume any more fuel, is a lot more pleasant to drive in town and will boost the resale value of your car when the time comes to sell. The good thing about the Fabia 1.2 is that it's hard to make a bad choice. Unless, that is, you choose the entry-level S with the more powerful engine, the DSG transmission and no air conditioning. Don't do that and you'll be fine. Skoda's finally got this one nearly 100 per cent right.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
60%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£144.72
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£7488
Credit amount£7188
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£8984.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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