Noooo, my son wants a Skoda Fabia, oh the shame!
Just passed his test and we've been out to look at some carsPosted 7 years ago
and he spotted one. Had a good look around and he loved it!
He didn't care that his friends would disown him and he would
have to park it no closer than 100 yards from home.
He is only 19 too, so is this natural behaviour?
It's an 02 Fabia Classic 1.4 in metallic grey and to be fair
I couldn't fault it for build quality and condition but he's a bit young for a pipe and deer stalker isn't he?bikemonkeyMember
First car I bought for myself. Haven't regretted it for a second and it's only "old people" over about 45, who know nothing about cars, who ever say anything bad. Even then I can count the occurences on half of one hand.
Let him get a VRS and be properly impressed.Posted 7 years agoconvertSubscriber
Hey – it could be worse…
My Grandad died just before my 17th birthday and I inherited his car.
I genuinely had to remove the tartan picnic blanket from the parcel shelf. To be fair though, I gave it some grief for 4 years and it never missed a beat. Not a looker though (strangely better now, 20yrs on than at the time)- a classic MGB roadster I replaced it with might have been a bit of a knobs car but considerably more impressive to pop round the prospective girlfriend's in.Posted 7 years agoJackass123456789Member
The wife has got an old man green one, 1.4 16v comfort. She wanted a VW Polo and we saw the Fabia and for £2.5k it had done 52,000 miles came with power steering, air con, electric windows, CD Player we couldn't not buy it and that was 3 years ago. It certainly doesn't hang about either. When I drive it I always think 'wife bimbles about in this I think it needs a bit of clearing out' and give it a good hammering and it's good fun. Normally when the wife drives it the average MPG is 40+ which I think is pretty good too.Posted 7 years agoBarelyincontrolMember
If your son isn't bothered about it why are you? They are cracking little cars and far more sensible that most first choices. Would you prefer him to be in an ancient car with the crash safety of a packet of Pringles so you don't have to go along with a stereotype that's at least 10 years out of date? And his mates won't care, they will just want lifts everywhere.
And yes I have a Skoda. Same engine as a Golf GTI, but faster in a straight line, much bigger and significantly better equipped. And £5k cheaper.Posted 7 years ago
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