Used, as the young man sends to me as he passes, is of a type I have never previously met.
Shortly before I abandoned my attempt to turn the stroller together in the trunk and hastened me to close the car door so he can come over. With namely a tvillingebarnevogn so hærdebred that it requires most of the sidewalk.
He looks from the half a separate stroller to the grocery Store-the bags in the trunk, before he lets his gaze glide over the white Skoda Fabia. We get eye contact, and then it comes: The accrediting mandenik, welcome in the club. Farklubben.
Both the car and the Bugaboo stroller fit perfectly in the villavejen in Valby, so you can't blame my new ally to overlook the illusion. Both parts are borrowed for a test of what the Skoda Fabia is a size.
the long the Combi version of the Fabia. Under the hood, it has a trecylindret gasoline engine of 1.0 liters, which provides 110 horsepower, and the car offers more on the DSG-automatic transmission and the middle equipment level, ’Ambition’. It does, however, also a price premium compared to the cheapest Combi variant, which corresponds to the price of a new VW Up. 229.000 crowns will testbilen in.
the grocery Store-bags, Bugaboo and diapers are rolling the car out from the villavejen. The objective is the narrow and myldretidsramte streets in the Nørrebro district, where the Skoda Fabia should prove to be a ready companion.
Before then however, it aired on some major routes. The little engine is quiet and also get the car to work easily on the toe, when it gets enough with the revs. In fact, it is possible to run surprisingly fresh.
Testbilens cabin is pepped up with a teknikpakke that contains, among other abs, Apple CarPlay and cruise control. Photo: Mathias Grams
that DSG-geared stifles all the kinds of ambitions. As soon as the needle reaches 2000 rpm, gearing it up, and the engine sejtrækker several times so much so that it both sounds and feels as if the car suffers. I end up therefore to run with the gear lever in ’Sport’ or ’Manual’mode. Already in the former setting is the gear, fortunately, more harmonious.
I reach to Nørrebro, where my better half is waiting – one last important ingredient, if I'm at a point will become a full member of the farklubben. However, it is not right to park, and I end up therefore with the turning down of some small, but busy side-streets.
Hurrying cyclists whiz both the right and left of the car, the streets are one-way and the houses so high, that the internal compass quickly being put out of course. Here is the Fabia Combi however, in its ace. The side windows are big and wide with narrow pillars between them, and it makes it easy to keep an eye on the traffic. Thanks to the car's compact size is the Fabia at the same time easy to maneuver around between the bikes and parked cars on the road.
is the car's middle udstyrstrin great importance. It has been pepped up with leather steering wheel, chrome detailing, climate control and a wide panel made of brushed steel dashboard. It gets the interior to be solid and solid, but also something grey and dark. Even the green Skoda logo on the steering wheel has been replaced with a copy in black pianolak, which is probably modern, but also removes the last remnant of spræl.
In the backseat, the site is not flashy, and you have to have adults back there, it requires that the driver is sitting upright. In practice, many will probably more often use the seats for children, and it is clear that Skoda has thought in the same direction. Isofix brackets are readily available, and are made pockets on the side of the front seats, where you for example can have a bag of carrots sitting.
It can be worth gold in everyday life and make the Fabia a car, which despite its flimsy motor can give the points with the other newly minted fathers of the villavejen.
If the driver is 190 cm, there is not much legroom left in the back seat. Panoramaglastaget is an option for 9600 dollars. Photo: Mathias Grams
the Skoda Fabia is a fully-fledged family car, offering practical features in it daily, but very little spræl. The engine is fresh and invigorated, but it is more the sight of the kids in the rear-view mirror, that should get a smile on your face while driving. Go for a model with manual transmission, unless you drive much on the highway.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------do you Have advice to fill the boot up?
the Trunk of the Skoda Fabia FR holds 530 liters, and here is the place for at least three bags more. Photo: Mathias Grams
530 litres. So much holds the boot in the Skoda Fabia Combi with the seats up. It is perhaps not quite so large as in the Hyundai i30 station wagon and the Peugeot 308 SW, which testbilen available for a little over 200,000 dollars, but still large enough to take the stroller in the grocery Store.
Our tests show that, with the folded stroller, four full carrier bags and a 50-pak Libero-diapers is still space for at least three bags more – and that is without stacking. It must be said to be approved for a car that has a starting price of 135.000 euros.
We put the result of indkøbstesten up on the Extra's Facebook page, where many readers requested a test with a real pram. In came Mikael, however, to the rescue.
– I know there is a place for ’real’ pram in the back. Daughter and son-in-law has a Fabia Combi. Bilka-procurement? Just came in time. The question is whether you can afford to fill the boot up?, he asks rhetorically in the commentary track.
Put the seats down, growing the load area in the Skoda Fabia Combi to almost 1400 litres.
Testbilen is a Combi-model with the ’Ambition’equipment, a trecylindret petrol engine and DSG-automatic transmission.
110 hp/16,9 km/l
Lyspakke, panoramaglastag, teknikpakke and ’Moon White’-lacquering.