Skoda Felicia Reviews from Netherlands

1997 Skoda Felicia 1.3 LXi

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.3 LXi Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 kilometres
Most recent distance141500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 460

Summary:

Great build quality, bad engine

Faults:

After a week the first problem appeared: the battery. This was normal maintenance.

1500km later followed a new thing: the valves are making a noise; so had to adjust them.

750km later it was leaking oil. A new seal needed to be fitted.

And at last the spark plug broke and fell in the cylinder.

General Comments:

The build quality of the car itself and looks are great. It's uncomfortable, not economical, and has a bad engine. I would go for the 1.6 VW engine if I could choose again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2012

1999 Skoda Felicia LX 1.9D diesel

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carKia KIA Pregio 2.7D

Summary:

Good car, but gear is a risk

Faults:

Serious gear trouble with loud rattling noise in gear 1 to 4. This is a weakness of the VW-Polo gearbox according to the experts. Often the crown wheel riveting fails. Costly overhaul of the gearbox between 1000 and 1400 Eu!

General Comments:

Handling, comfort and fuel economy are OK. It runs excellent on high contents of salad oil in the diesel fuel! For the given length certainly the most roomy hatchback.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th March, 2005

18th Aug 2005, 23:30

Hi Steven: My wyfe's family in Poland have a Skoda Felicia. The transmission broke and needs to be replaced. I wonder if there is a way to find this in America or Europe so that I can buy it and ship it to them in Poland. I am traveling to Poland next week and would like to help them with this issue. Thanks in advance for any help.

9th Nov 2006, 03:28

I have a 1999 Felicia 1.9d. It is perfect car now.. when I bought it had 40 000 km. now is 47 000 I haven't had any problems so far. fuel economy is nice...

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews