Skoda 110R Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1972 Skoda 110R 1.1 petrol

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Kingswood

Summary:

Czechoslovakian Rocket

Faults:

Nothing really went wrong with it, apart from the clutch, which died and had to be rebuilt. It must have been the two tons of premix that I towed when I was laying my concrete drive; it did the job at the time. After six months the clutch began to slip; I wonder why?.

General Comments:

I bought the car for $400.00 NZ, and I drove it all over the South Island, and I sold it for $450.00. What a bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2008

1974 Skoda 110R 1.2L

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.2L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 kilometres
Most recent distance35500 kilometres

Summary:

Smart classic choice

Faults:

Nothing, never missed a beat.

General Comments:

I brought this car as it was unusual and rare plus low mileage and mint. It turned out to be such a good ride that I now use it daily.

It handles great and looks amazing with its lime green paint and brown vinyl roof but it could use a bit more power.

I recommend that anyone looking for a classic should leave the Minis and Minors for the stupid people and buy a classic Skoda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2000

28th Jun 2002, 21:52

Skoda... definitely a much maligned car and the subject of unhelpful "Skoda jokes". Skoda (and Tatra) had a reputation for building cars in a highly individualistic manner in much the same fashion as the French manufacturer Citroen and this should be borne in mind. The engines in Skodas were quite advanced for their time (rear-engined, air-cooled) with their hemi-head design and wet cylinder liners, and well known for their longetivity and ruggedness of construction.

Pity about the swing-arm rear suspension though.

3rd Aug 2006, 02:44

I have to disagree about the handling. It is terrible.

25th Jul 2007, 17:34

Skoda is now reliable car and very popular in Europe. It is pity that Skoda is not present in Australia yet.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews