Skoda 110R Reviews from Malta

1976 Skoda 110R 1.1 petrol

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired229465 miles
Most recent distance229467 miles
Previous carSkoda Rapid

Summary:

A true and reliable classic

Faults:

I bought the car as a restoration project so it has to undergo a full body service. Some panels have to be replaced, interior upholstery has to be replaced too and the engine shall have a full service.

General Comments:

Although a lot of work is involved it is absolutely worth it, I drove the car very little but it started first time after the previous owner left it by the side of the road for a year and a half.

It is also the last S110R left here in Malta so it is more worth saving it.

Anyway I have always liked to own one and I am now rebuilding one. Double pleasure!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2001

1974 Skoda 110R 1.2 petrol

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carSkoda Rapid 136

Summary:

One of Skoda's classic cars

Faults:

The car was not well maintained when I got it. I repaired what was necessary. Needed constant checking of coolant otherwise it would overheat. Steering box was worn but lasted longer than the engine. Engine lost too much oil near the end of its life.

General Comments:

I bought the car as it was quite a rare find. I like unusual cars. Full restoration would have cost too much at the time, and original parts are scarce. I would never get rid of it if I had the chance to own it again. Roadholding and handling was excellent but steering very heavy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2000

15th Dec 2001, 12:52

I am from Malta too and about a month ago I bought the last remaining S110R on the island which I am restoring at the moment. The car was such a thrill to drive before I dismantled it, hopefully after restoration it will be much better!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews