Whilst the ŠKODA Fabia may not be considered the coolest looking car in the world, it has so many benefits that make it a fantastic first car for the new driver. It’s a sensible choice as it’s robust and reliable – two very important factors when choosing a car, particularly yours or your child’s first. In addition to its strong nature, this is a model that offers a comfortable ride, is practical with lots of boot space and roomy rear seats, and which sits in the insurance group 3, meaning it won’t be too expensive to insure.
The second generation Fabia sits in the same class as a Volkswagen Polo and a SEAT Ibiza, both great cars and arguably whose names may sound more appealing in some ways than that of ŠKODA. However, the Fabia will give you much more for your money than a Polo, and a far more comfortable ride than the Ibiza. What’s more, the build quality of the Czech-based brand is comparable with the German engineering expertise from Volkswagen.
The ŠKODA Fabia hatchback may be the marque’s smallest model, but inside you will find more room than you might imagine. In fact, the interior is more than generous for a pint-sized hatch. The cutting-edge infotainment system may come as a surprise too, as will ŠKODA’s Driver Assist. With many safety features such as fatigue detection and emergency assistant, the system is perfect for the new driver. Plus, helping with blind spot detection and parking assist is no bad thing either.
Safety is big factor of the Fabia. A rigid body structure, speed limiter, and extra side and curtain airbags are just a few of the elements that will ensure you and your passengers are safe. The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system as standard adds further to the list of safety features.
But what about fuel economy? The Fabia is known for its impressively low fuel consumption. Take the 1.4-litre diesel Blue Line model for example. It costs a little more to insure, but you will soon make the difference back in fuel costs. With boasts of 61mpg, you will be hard pressed to find a more cost effective car.
The ŠKODA Fabia has many attributes making it perfect as a first car. You can learn more about the model and find new and used editions to purchase today from Specialist Cars ŠKODA.