Skoda 105L Review from Denmark

1989 Skoda 105L 1.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 kilometres
Most recent distance72000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap czechoslovakian charmer!

Faults:

Absoloutly nothing as yet.

General Comments:

I love this car. What it lacks in performance it makes up for with personality.

I am 2 metres tall and have plenty of headroom, the car is very spacious and has 4 doors.

The lack of luggage space is a pain at times, but I keep finding new places to stash stuff inside.

The car runs on leaded petrol, which is expensive. However, it is not very thirsty and can deliver around 16 km/l.

Insurance is as cheap as it gets. You might need more than 43bhp to cause a big accident.

Due to the lack of these cars on the road, spare parts aren't always easy to find. The positive side of this is that the Skoda is almost a cult car.

It squeaks and rattles a bit, but it starts everytime. There was a recent period where I didn't drive it for 3 weeks, during which temperatures were below -10. The first time I tried it, it roared to a start. Excellent.

All in all, it's a cool car, for people who like a bit of minimalistic style, and don't care what everyone else thinks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2003

2nd Mar 2003, 08:00

I agree! I have second old Skoda already and I think it's the best cheap car I could get.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review