Part 3: Skoda Fabia Scout Diesel driven


Drive of the scout is a mixed bag. The drive is one of the best in this class and it absorbs bumps well. At low speeds one can feel the underlining stiff but it never gets uncomfortable. There is a solid feel to the car and the suspension feels unbreakable. Up the speed and the car offers a flat ride with very little vertical movement.

On rough roads where other cars struggle the Scout sails through with only the large bumps filtering into the cabin. The leather wrapped steering wheel which is directly lifted from the Skoda Superb is simply superb; it is well sculpted and fits well in ones palms. You sit at a good height in the Scout and manoeuvring the car in traffic is easy. The gearshift quality is also excellent.

The 15 inch tyres offer excellent grip and the body control is good. The car corners well and is genuinely fun to drive. The car feels planted and is stable at high speeds but sadly it takes a long time to reach high speeds thanks to the 3 cylinder engines.

We were expecting larger engines for the Scout specially when it costs considerably more than the Fabia but that’s not the case. Even the 1.6 engine offered on the Fabia is not available on the Scout. The Scout gets the Same 1.2 engines as the Fabia.

The petrol is adequately powered and you do get good grunt once you are past 2000rpm in the diesel but performance at best can be described as average. Both the engines aren’t the best and let the car down. The engines aren’t the most refined but the vibrations are well suppressed and the insulation on the car is very good.

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To be continued

Part1: Read about the Styling & Exteriors here

Part2: Read about the Interiors, Comfort & Convenience here