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New Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 TDI Greenline II

I hate Christmas shopping but love the new Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 TDI Greenline II.

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 03, 2012
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I hate Christmas shopping but love the new Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 TDI Greenline II. This workhorse makes the painful task of wandering the streets far more bearable. But why? For starters, its cargo capacity is a pleasing 505-litres - and this increases to 1,485-litres when the rear seats are folded flat. As such, the Fabia Estate effortlessly swallows the DVDs, books, and novelty cufflinks I feel obliged to purchase every December. But here comes its party piece. Despite having a monstrous boot, the Fabia Estate is compact enough to fit into small parking spaces. It is, after all, shorter and narrower than the Ford Focus Hatchback – and that has a maximum luggage capacity of 1,101-litres. Point Fabia.

Now, Christmas is more expensive than a Hollywood divorce settlement - so it is nice to save a few quid where possible. The Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 TDI Greenline II is happy to help. This mile-muncher averages 83.1mpg and returns 94.2mpg on the extra urban cycle. It can also be taxed for free as its emissions are lower than my moral in a shopping centre. The only niggle is that it takes 14.3 seconds to hit 62mph - but who wants to 'rush' to the high street? The Fabia's other strengths include its: solid construction, decent equipment specification, and unpretentious looks. All for £14,420. You can pay that for Xmas crackers.

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By Stephen Turvil
Jan 03, 2012