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Old 09-12-2006, 16:27   #1
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Skoda Fabia Owners??

Guys,

Just a quick query regarding the Skoda Fabia.

My sister has been given a Hire Car which happens to be this model. Problem is - It struggles when you try and start it first time (ie - its starts and then cuts out again!!) Also, its very noisy for a petrol car!!

Anyhow - I wanted to check the oil and coolant levels in that car, so went to open the bonnet.

Big Problem - cant find out how to open the bonnet!!!!

Could any nice motor orientated person please let me know??

I think we might have to give this car back and ask for another one - a rear brake light was out - we went and got it replaced at the place we got it. We've now noticed that the reversing lights are out!!

There is no manual in the car which I believe makes it dangerous - as you dont know how to operate the car!!

PS -Sister isnt paying for the car - its a free hire as some clever 80-odd year old drove straight into her 3 week old Vauxhall Corsa!!

Please help!!

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Lever under the steering column?
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Try the passengers footwell IIRC
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Re: Skoda Fabia Owners??

I would take a torch out to the car and look for a small lever under the steering wheel column and down the side of the drivers seat near the footwell as well as the passengers footwell. Can you not call the place where the car was supplied from?
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Re: Skoda Fabia Owners??

If it is neither of the footwells (Im pretty sure it should be on the passenger side on the skodas) try and twist the badge on the front of the car and see if it moves, if it does it may reveal a keyhole, just use the normal key to unlock.
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Re: Skoda Fabia Owners??

The lever was on the Driver's side, near the footwell!

See - it took a very bright torch to find that!!

Well, anyhow - oil and coolant levels are fine. Dunno what the problem is??

Perhaps its just a case of Skoda living up to its name!! (Even though they're supposed to be much better now, being owned by VW). Some people have commented that apparently the english translation from the Czech "Skoda" is actually "Bummer"!!

Maybe it actually translates as "Bucket"?? IMHO

By the way - no offence to any Skoda drivers!!
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By the way - no offence to any Skoda drivers!!
oi! my missus has a skoda! actually i think they're pretty good cars for the money. decent build quality, reasonable features. shame her indoors scraped it three times within the first month of owning it. bloody skoda drivers
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Re: Skoda Fabia Owners??

I agree with hbtm - my mum-in-law has one, and it's a cracking little car (made by Volkswagen now). Sounds as if you've got one that's not been looked after.

Should be nice and quiet little runner.
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Re: Skoda Fabia Owners??

Skoda...I'd rather catch a bus
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There is no manual in the car which I believe makes it dangerous - as you dont know how to operate the car!!
See doesn't know how to drive a car?!!?!?!

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Skoda...I'd rather catch a bus
Ahh - Flange falls into that old "Skoda's are a heap of s***" trap...


They are not the car they once were....built by VW now...
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See doesn't know how to drive a car?!!?!?!

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Ahh - Flange falls into that old "Skoda's are a heap of s***" trap...


They are not the car they once were....built by VW now...
That maybe true, but my last car was a BMW. I have certain standards and a Skoda just ain't high enough on my list
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That maybe true, but my last car was a BMW. I have certain standards and a Skoda just ain't high enough on my list
BMW - says it all.
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BMW - says it all.
Yes, Excellent build quality, great driving position, fantastic reliability and superior customer service. BTW my beemer was 18 years old...I can't afford a nice new car, i'm on a tight budget. All I've got now is a Claud Butler mountain bike.
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Re: Skoda Fabia Owners??

Dear New BMW Owner:

Congratulations on the purchase of your new automobile! We're sure that
it will provide you with the utmost in driving pleasure and lifestyle
enhancement.

However, we must inform you that there are certain minimum requirements
that a BMW customer must meet in order to retain ownership of his or her
vehicle. Specifically, as a first time owner, you must take and pass the
following classes, offered by your local BMW dealer:

* ARR 101 -- Arrogance
A six week course explaining the details of driving habits, posture,
clothing, and other details that all lead to the arrogant appearance
and demeanor that all BMW owners must present. $800/person

* AGG 101 -- Aggressiveness
Six weeks of hands-on experience in tailgating, rapid unsignaled lane
changes, speeding, and hard breaking. When you complete this course
you'll be able to merge your car into the tiniest available spot on the
freeway and cause everyone around you to know a BMW just entered the
road, even if they couldn't see you at the time. $1000/person

* BUD 101 -- Budgeting To Make Your Car Payment
Twelve weeks. $1500/person

If this is a second (or later) BMW, then our requirements include:

* ARR 102 -- Arrogance Refresher
Three weeks of refresher course on arrogance. $650/person

* AGG 102 -- Aggressiveness Refresher
Three weeks of refresher course on aggressiveness. $850/person

* BUD 102 -- Additional Budgeting Skills
12 weeks. This course covers additional budgeting skills including:
* How to buy your teenage child his or her first BMW and
still make the payment on your own.
* The home equity loan -- your friend.
* Selling your house to pay for your car -- you can do it.
* Paying for your BMW owner training classes -- yes, you have to.
$1500/person

These classes must be completed successfully during your first 3 months of
ownership, or we will be forced to repossess your car.

In addition, we offer other classes that you may be interested in taking.
These include:

* LIF 101 -- Living Where Other BMW Owners Live
How to find those neighborhoods where your fellow BMW owners already live.
Three weeks. $500/person

* MAI 101 -- BMW Maintenance
Four weeks. Basic training in how to open your wallet to pay BMW
mechanics seven times the going hourly rate to fix your car when it
breaks. $750/person

* MAI 201 -- Advanced BMW Maintenance
Eight weeks. Admission to this class requires instructor approval.
Hypno-therapy to ease the process of opening the wallet of really
tough customers.

Please contact your BMW dealer to enroll in your required classes, and
in any of the voluntary classes that appeal to you.

Once again, we appreciate your business! Happy Driving!



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Dear New BMW Owner:

Congratulations on the purchase of your new automobile! We're sure that
it will provide you with the utmost in driving pleasure and lifestyle
enhancement.

However, we must inform you that there are certain minimum requirements
that a BMW customer must meet in order to retain ownership of his or her
vehicle. Specifically, as a first time owner, you must take and pass the
following classes, offered by your local BMW dealer:

* ARR 101 -- Arrogance
A six week course explaining the details of driving habits, posture,
clothing, and other details that all lead to the arrogant appearance
and demeanor that all BMW owners must present. $800/person

* AGG 101 -- Aggressiveness
Six weeks of hands-on experience in tailgating, rapid unsignaled lane
changes, speeding, and hard breaking. When you complete this course
you'll be able to merge your car into the tiniest available spot on the
freeway and cause everyone around you to know a BMW just entered the
road, even if they couldn't see you at the time. $1000/person

* BUD 101 -- Budgeting To Make Your Car Payment
Twelve weeks. $1500/person

If this is a second (or later) BMW, then our requirements include:

* ARR 102 -- Arrogance Refresher
Three weeks of refresher course on arrogance. $650/person

* AGG 102 -- Aggressiveness Refresher
Three weeks of refresher course on aggressiveness. $850/person

* BUD 102 -- Additional Budgeting Skills
12 weeks. This course covers additional budgeting skills including:
* How to buy your teenage child his or her first BMW and
still make the payment on your own.
* The home equity loan -- your friend.
* Selling your house to pay for your car -- you can do it.
* Paying for your BMW owner training classes -- yes, you have to.
$1500/person

These classes must be completed successfully during your first 3 months of
ownership, or we will be forced to repossess your car.

In addition, we offer other classes that you may be interested in taking.
These include:

* LIF 101 -- Living Where Other BMW Owners Live
How to find those neighborhoods where your fellow BMW owners already live.
Three weeks. $500/person

* MAI 101 -- BMW Maintenance
Four weeks. Basic training in how to open your wallet to pay BMW
mechanics seven times the going hourly rate to fix your car when it
breaks. $750/person

* MAI 201 -- Advanced BMW Maintenance
Eight weeks. Admission to this class requires instructor approval.
Hypno-therapy to ease the process of opening the wallet of really
tough customers.

Please contact your BMW dealer to enroll in your required classes, and
in any of the voluntary classes that appeal to you.

Once again, we appreciate your business! Happy Driving!



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