There are horror stories of some more brands on Google. But the blatant claim that Fabia is most definitely defective car is a little far fetched. One of my friend's dad drives Fabia which is closing in on 1 lakh kms, as far as I'm aware of he was never stranded nor the car is struggling with niggles. Its another matter that Google provides horror stories about Fiat too, so would you call our Fiats too as most defective? PS: I am not defending the Fabia, neither do I claim it to be most reliable. One can still claim any car to be the most defective as one is entitled to it based on their perception.