The new Skoda Fabia Combi is the perfect family car for Bermuda.
Skoda Fabia Combi
St. John’s Road, Pembroke
Price: Starts at $35,000
There is buckets of space in the back for the kids and plenty of trunk room for a couple of dogs too.
If dogs are not your cup of tea then this Skoda will accommodate a healthy family shop or all the things you might need for a trip to the beach at the weekend.
Although the Fabia Combi might be functional and very much family orientated this stationwagon does not compromise on class either.
The rich leather interior and polished finish make it a good looking machine both inside and out.
There are plenty of surprises on board too.
Perhaps the best surprise is the price — the Combi starts at $35,000 from HWP in Pembroke, which is great value for money, especially in Bermuda.
It’s easy to drive around town thanks to the power steering and the automatic gear box.
And parking is made much easier by the clever park-easy function, which appears when you slot the car into reverse.
A picture of the car appears in the central dash and gives you a very precise idea of how close you are to nearby objects.
It is an extremely useful feature on a car that is longer than the average vehicle.
The Fabia Combi is a G class vehicle and so it will set you back around $1,273 at licensing time.
It boasts four doors and a hatchback trunk as well as roof rack potential.
The back seats also fold down if you need to transport furniture or large objects.
There is a media hook up area under the glove box that you can plug your iPod or MP3 player into and a good CD and radio stereo system. The 1.6-litre fuel injection engine gives this car plenty of acceleration even with a full load of people.
The driver can adjust his or her seat as well as the position of the steering wheel unit.
The steering wheel also boasts radio controls for the stereo.
The dashboard details a wealth of interesting as well as useful information about the car as you journey.
There are also power windows and seat warmers, which means that all the luxuries of driving are at your fingertips.
The Fabia Combi looks smart and stylish and comes with alloy wheels and fog lights.
It has keyless entry and front and rear seat belts.
This Skoda is available in white, silver, grey, beige, blue black and red and comes with a two-year warranty from HWP on St. John’s Road in Pembroke.