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Skoda Fabia vRS review

£12,415 - £23,285
Published: 14 Sep 2021


What is it like on the inside?


Entirely unremarkable in its design. When the vRS was launched in 2003 Skoda wasn’t bothered about making fancy-looking interiors. What mattered most was that they were ergonomically flawless and solidly constructed. The Fabia’s interior is a success on both counts – the layout of the major controls is as uncomplicated as it’s possible to be, and though the plastics aren’t exactly high quality, everything feels very well screwed together.

There are a few concessions to schportiness – the special seats are comfy and supportive and there’s a little vRS badge on the gear lever. The dials are clear and general visibility is good. Were you running one of these as a daily in 2021, you’d want to upgrade the stereo to something more modern. There’s space for a double-din CarPlay-friendly screen.

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If you have six children then no, it isn’t. But if you have one child or none at all, then yes, could well be. The Fabia is a small car, but it has rear doors so you can carry people around in (and load things into) the back seats more easily, and the boot is adequate.

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