Mk1 Skoda Fabia VRS, a rare car indeed!

Mk1 Skoda Fabia VRS, a rare car indeed!

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Podie

46,549 posts

252 months

Friday 13th May
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We had a couple of these - they were great cars.

Only mods were the fold out cupholder and heated seats.

RumbleOfThunder

3,342 posts

180 months

Friday 13th May
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I had an Ibiza Sport TDI 130 which was very similar. It did feel quick with the punchy delivery.

swampy442

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1,241 posts

188 months

Saturday 14th May
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Top tip - If you have a Fabia/Octavia maybe even a Golf, always clean the ‘crap hole’ out, stopping your front wings from rusting from the inside out . That way you will spend less time in the body shop getting new wings or rust repairs carried out, and more time pulling like a train.
The dustpan contains the dirt from only 1 side!





Edited by swampy442 on Saturday 14th May 17:04

wombleh

1,368 posts

99 months

Saturday 14th May
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The wife has one for a few years now. Pretty rapid, brakes are awful, easy swap with Audi TT ones I’m told.

MightyBadger

877 posts

27 months

Sunday 15th May
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Did they ever do a pertrol version?

the-norseman

9,257 posts

148 months

Sunday 15th May
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MightyBadger said:
Did they ever do a pertrol version?
Not of the MK1 Fabia VRS, MK2 was 1.4 TSI

Ste372

452 posts

64 months

Sunday 15th May
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Brings back fond memories

I've had two!

First one was typical 20yr olds car. Spent far too much time making it look better (or so I thought) and making it go better which ended with a cracked piston and a broken car in thousands of negative equity.

Second one I was much wiser. Took care of all the niggles with it first then started to make it OEM+
Fitted OEM non SE leather and the rare optional extras. Retro fitted some projector headlights so I could actually see where I was going.

Clean unmolested ones hardly ever come up nowadays and if they do usually command a premium.

Perfect all rounder IMO with a few select tweaks. Even as standard I think they are jack of all trades master of non.