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Dave jumps into the 2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI to find out if it's got enough refinement, style, and funkiness to impress buyers...
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LIST PRICE Fr $16,490
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
SEAT 5
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CarAdvice podcast 75: Solar cars drive down the centre for World Solar Challenge

Mandy Turner and Paul Maric are on the panel this week, as they bring you the latest car news. It includes Polestar 1 being unveiled, GM CEO sharing her concerns over China’s planned petrol and diesel car ban. Also, Lexus NX and CT200h pricing and specs have been released, the Volkswagen Scirocco was put into retirement this week, and the Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets a record at WTAC...

2018 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs

Local pricing for the upgraded 2018 Skoda Fabia range has been announced this week, with the revised hatch and wagon range starting at $16,890 and $18,040 before on-road costs. The price of entry for both the hatch and wagon is up by $400, with the headlining change being the previous 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine swapped out for a new 1...

The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2017 Skoda Fabia: 1.0 three-pot and upgrades coming to Australia in July

The Skoda Fabia will get a heart transplant later this year, with the Czech company announcing its light car will get a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo within the next six months. Replacing the current 1.2 TSI four-cylinder turbo, the new three-pot matches its predecessor in power while also offering more torque and improved fuel efficiency...

Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping...

2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range

The sports-styled 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hatch and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, while the rest of the range sees the addition of new equipment options. Starting at $23,490 plus on-road costs, the new Fabia Monte Carlo builds on the success of its predecessor, which accounted for 40 per cent of the previous-gen Fabia’s sales in Australia...

Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...

Deals On Wheels - European brand special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Skoda Australia posts record sales

Skoda Australia sold a record-breaking 440 vehicles in May, its biggest month to date. The strong month was principally driven by the just-launched Superb (58 sales, up 176 per cent) and the entry Fabia (84 sales, up 127 per cent). Skoda’s traditional best-seller, the Octavia mid-size sedan, wagon and Scout crossover derivative, found 195 buyers...

2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia

The 2016 Skoda Fabia range may have just launched locally, but the brand has now announced it will offer the new 2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo as the flagship variant next year. Michael Irmer, Skoda Australia director, told CarAdvice at the launch of the new-generation Fabia that the Monte Carlo will arrive in 2016...

2016 Skoda Fabia pricing and specifications

The 2016 Skoda Fabia hatchback and wagon models have been launched in Australia with new pricing and plenty of new equipment highlights. The new Skoda Fabia range remains the only city car in Australia to be offered with a compact station wagon option, with that bodystyle adding extra boot space – 505 litres compared to 305L in the hatch with the seats up; 1125L and 1370L respectively with the seats folded down – and $1150 over the price of the respective hatchback models...