AnnoyingPentium Posted January 1, 2022 Share Posted January 1, 2022 Didn't think I'd post a thread, but I'd like to now. So let's get started... Erm, I like small cars - this is apparent... probably. Most of them are cheap to run (2.0 Fabia has left the building), cheap to buy (unless you've got a posh one), and you can throw them in spaces without bouncing off of other things like Jags, women, and small dogs. They're small, so I'll call them nuggets for this, hence "nuggeteering". My first (and only... for now) foray into buying a dinky motor is this wee red nugget here, a 2006 Skoda Fabia. It's relatively late in the Mk1's lifespan, being one from right on the edge of the 2006 registrations being dragged kicking and screaming into service on the 22nd of December all those many moons ago. The car is an 'Ambiente' trim, which means it's one that'd be on par with your equivalent 'Comfort' of the pre-facelift era. As such, it's a little bit better than your pov-spec 'Classic'. For example, it has: air conditioning - it was a standard fit on all models around this time I believe due to offers heated and electrically adjustable mirrors chrome interior door handles (because posh) slightly fancier wheel trims over the Classic a posh interior light better interior trim 8 speakers and a "high-tech" compact disc player that decided it didn't want to be freed from my car... more on that later On top of this, my car was specced with some nice options: metallic 'Flamenco Red' burgundy/red paint - often mistaken as Cayenne Orange, being an earlier colour on the Fabias. body coloured door handles with matching chrome lock pins and chrome handbrake button (much poshness) a posh gearknob Unfortunately, the previous owner who specced this magnificent beast of a car scrimped on the powerhouse, leaving it with the Ambiente trim's default 1.2 12v (6v was only available on Classic hatchbacks) and 64 (or 63, depends who you ask) raging three-legged ponies powered by 1198cc's and three cylinders of Skoda-ness. I'm not saying it's slow, but the milkfloat has disappeared over the horizon. Overall though, it's a practical car since you can rip the back seats out at a moment's notice and quite spacious compared to the other sheds in my budget. It's low mileage too, was at just below 52,000 when I brought it home, and it's now due ticking over to 58,000 any day now. Doesn't mean that all the OEM stuff won't wear out with age, however. Lol. I've also got a thread about it on Briskoda, which I may link to at some points throughout this thread, should this wee thing stick about for some time - which is the plan. For now, have a before, from the AutoTrader advertisement: And how it is now... Apologies for the state of the thing, it's a daily so it gets a little bit of abuse... and long journeys. Haha. Jim Bell, Eyersey1234, stripped fred and 11 others 14 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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