Skoda 120L Review from Netherlands

1986 Skoda 120L LS 120

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 120 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 kilometres
Most recent distance62500 kilometres
Previous carSkoda 120L

Summary:

Can't live without the 120 LS, she rules!!! for ever!!!

Faults:

The front windscreen was leaking water into the car. Was very easy to fix.

Passenger side door lock broke. Replaced in just a few minutes.

Thermo switch didn't function at first, but was soon replaced by a new one.

General Comments:

I really love this car. It's so funny with it's rear engine. The sound of the engine is very special. (like a beetle).

The seats are very comfortable.

After 16 years the car has gotten a new paint (original color) and looks like new.

The 120 LS is so reliable she never lets you down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2003

9th Sep 2005, 01:04

I agree the Skoda 120L is an excellent little car! I owned a 1983 model here in Australia where they were sold new at the time. It provided years of trouble-free motoring and was so easy to maintain. Driving the car was a real art in itself as the car has a tendency to oversteer quite dramatically- which adds to the sheer enjoyment of the driving! The Skoda was very robust in its construction and extremely economical on fuel. Happy Motoring!

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review