Mk1 Skoda Fabia VRS, a rare car indeed!

Mk1 Skoda Fabia VRS, a rare car indeed!

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swampy442

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1,241 posts

188 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I’ve hankered after a VRS for a while, so started putting some serious effort in over the last few weeks.
And it took weeks before this little gem poked its head out of the sea of straight piped, remapped and popcorn limiters that is the VRS market.
So I dispatched myself, my brother and the 850 T5R to deepest Surrey to collect with much haste, and trepidation as it seemed too good to be true

And what did I find, a genuine, decent mileage, 2 owner, bone stock even down to the stereo, unmolested (other than the painted wheels), full history car. And check that interior out. It was exactly as described so my fears were u founded, the chap was a delight to deal with and we both enjoyed a hassle free sale.
I did really want a blue SE but they’re hard to find now for anything approaching decent money.

Plans? None really, probably slow time overhaul the undercarriage, machine polish it and enjoy its gutsy performance smile








Xcore

978 posts

67 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Did the advert contain the phrase “pulls like a train”?!

swampy442

Original Poster:

1,241 posts

188 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I can confirm it did not.

80quattro

1,692 posts

172 months

Tuesday 10th May
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What's the plan for it ?

Straight pipes, remap and popcorn limiter ?

Mike1990

870 posts

108 months

Tuesday 10th May
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These pull like a train biggrin

RumbleOfThunder

3,342 posts

180 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Contender for worst driven cars on the road these. Usually the "rolling coal" nobs that love to clag up their back window.

bungz

1,813 posts

97 months

Tuesday 10th May
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A unbarried one of these is rare.

Get the wheels refurbed back to stock, looks far nicer.

Chunkychucky

4,991 posts

146 months

Tuesday 10th May
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bungz said:
A unbarried one of these is rare.

Get the wheels refurbed back to stock, looks far nicer.
yes to both - can confirm 3 of these live locally to me, all of which appear to be running straight-through exhausts (why the fk...?) and 'coal maps' hurl

Good work on managing to find one that's not been FUBAR'd OP, best of luck with it cool

Court_S

7,647 posts

154 months

Tuesday 10th May
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That’s pretty cool.

I have a real soft spot for these and finding one that hasn’t been owned by an idiot and suitably ruined in rare. I guess the low cost and ease of extracting extra power made them very attractive to the mouth breathers that ended up ruining them with straight pipes and silly maps.

Over over under steer

638 posts

100 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I had a PD130 Ibiza, which also had been remapped, however otherwise dead standard. The torque in a relatively small car was hilarious. I had it whilst doing motorway miles and enjoyed it. Hope all goes well OP

R56Cooper

913 posts

200 months

Tuesday 10th May
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RumbleOfThunder said:
Contender for worst driven cars on the road these. Usually the "rolling coal" nobs that love to clag up their back window.
Yep, that was my first thought!

Nice car if it is standard!

rjfp1962

5,316 posts

50 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Great little car. I owned this one between 2008 & 2011.smile

Completely standard, apart from having the wheels powdercoated and painted in anthracite grey..




mattyc69

319 posts

129 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Had one in 2010, bought on 50k miles sold on 100k. 50mpg all day long and more than quick enough when needed. With out doubt best all round car I have owned and for that reason my favourite of many.

Hub

5,679 posts

175 months

Tuesday 10th May
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mattyc69 said:
Had one in 2010, bought on 50k miles sold on 100k. 50mpg all day long and more than quick enough when needed. With out doubt best all round car I have owned and for that reason my favourite of many.
Same, had one 2007-2012... Still have fond memories, great car. Looking at the MOT history it failed at the end of last year on just under 180k so probably met its end frown




I agree with the poor state of many now though. I don't see the point of mapping to silly power... They barely get the power down as standard FFS!

Edited by Hub on Tuesday 10th May 21:35

willmagrath

1,147 posts

123 months

Tuesday 10th May
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I had one of these, in black too. Was my first fast car and they really are fast! I think mine had been remapped but I never touched it.

Probably the best car I've owned.

ManicMunky

443 posts

97 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Bought one new in 2007 on a 07 plate for less than the same dealer was advertising 56 plates. Did 20k in 9months, never got more than 40MPG from it. Part-ex'd it for a Mk1 Octavia vRS as I was so bored with the derv laugh

The Octavia averaged 37MPG!

mooseracer

1,164 posts

147 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Xcore said:
Did the advert contain the phrase “pulls like a train”?!
70mpg all day long


Edited to say - nice looking example OP

the-norseman

9,257 posts

148 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Get it mapped properly without the coal effect! I always wanted an SE one but they went for stupid money.

ValuableWhistle

21 posts

27 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Good find! Enjoy it.

i have a rather rare Toledo PD150 Sport i picked up last year, completely standard, i have now however 'ruined' it with a basic map, catback exhaust, EGR delete and a hot air induction kit!

drives lovely though and the torque is simply ridiculous for a fairly light car.

swampy442

Original Poster:

1,241 posts

188 months

Friday 13th May
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Thanks for all the kind comments/cliches biggrin Having driven it round some local back roads it does indeed pull like a train...