Skoda Favorit Review from Australia and New Zealand

1991 Skoda Favorit 136L 1300 ohv

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1300 ohv Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 kilometres
Most recent distance104000 kilometres
Previous carZastava Yugo


It's been sworn at and kicked many times!


- New electronic ignition module.

- New fuel hoses.

- New front struts.

- Fuel pump leaked fuel directly into sump.

- Distributor disintegrated.

- Reversing and fog lights don't work.

- Rear window demister only works sometimes.

- Headlights sometimes only work on high beam.

- Heater coolent leak.

- Weak alternator

General Comments:

This car has cost me what I paid for it, again in repairs, approx 5 to NZ$6000 (US$3000) over 4 years.

Engine very coarse and noisy, however enough power for around town.

Rides well and seats four people with room to spare.

Fifth gear very high, with quiet cruising at 100kms but little power available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th June, 2000

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review