Skoda Felicia Review from Czech Republic

1995 Skoda Felicia LX Combi 1.3 petrol engine

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol engine Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Estelle

Summary:

Big, reliable and quite comfortable low cost car

Faults:

The end part of the exhauster system fell apart very soon (after 5 years) It is common problem, but the local dealer changed it immediately and it was very cheap (about 50 USD).

Two of the spark plug cables had to be changed quite soon - very very cheap - less than TWO USD!!!

I also had to change the brake pads (10USD) (after 40,000 km), later tyres and one bulb in the rear light. All these trivialities are not expensive and you have to do it on every car.

General Comments:

The car is reliable and the parts are very cheap and easy to get. The construction is simple, so it is possible to do some repairs on your own. The seats are comfortable - even the rear seats.

The trunk of the Combi version is excellent!! Big and easy to get the cargo in.

The overall quality of the interior is average. The design is good... especially the design of the dashboard. Handling is fine, but the power steering is missing.

The engine is little bit noisy on the highway and the fuel efficiency in the city could be better. Better to buy a 1.6, because the 1.3 is weak for such a big and heavy car.

The later version of the car (different front end) is better. Higher quality and better undercarriage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review