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


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


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