Skoda Fabia cars came about as an answer to the search for a versatile city car that boasts all the benefits of a small car, without compromising on space or design. Originally launched in 2000, a secondhand Skoda Fabia will comfortably fit five people with room for their luggage in the boot. Available as a hatchback, saloon or estate, the model's chassis originated with the Seat Ibiza and the VW Polo, and the original model came with engine options of 1.2 litre, 1.4 litre and 2 litre, an unusual option for a car of this size. The model was also available with a 1.9 litre diesel from launch, with a choice between 64bhp or 100bhp.
Models since the launch have been equally as exciting. In 2003, the vRS came onto the market, a 130bhp version of the 1.9 litre, which is much quicker than it looks and adds a whole new dimension to the practicality of the car. At the same time a diesel 1.4 litre with 75bhp was brought out, a popular little car and economically pleasing. The look of the used Skoda Fabia was updated in 2004 and comes with an improved dashboard and smoother exterior lights.