1990 Skoda Favorit L 1.3


A great first car, very cheap, decent


I don't know how many km are on the car, since the meter doesn't work.

Servo brakes almost completely gone. You have to 'pump' them (literally) if you want to brake (but if you do it every time you start the car, you'll have no problems).

Steering wheel is noisy. Very annoying.

Doorknobs completely fell apart, I'll have to change them (luckily it's cheap).

One door can't be opened (I have no idea why) .

Parking brake barely works.

The ignition distributor won't ignite sometimes (you have to move the car a bit and it starts).

Oil spills everywhere.

General Comments:

You simply have to try it to know it. There's something special about the way this car handles, and when you get to know her, you'll be very pleased (unless it falls apart on you).

There is a lot of free space inside, both in the front and back, so it's perfect for carrying light cargo.

It's not a very fast car, but that's not what I look for in a car. What I need is space and simplicity of design, which is exactly what this Skoda gives. The car, as well as her parts are very cheap, so it's not a bad idea to buy two of them for parts.

I've had no trouble starting it in winter (-15C). It heats up very fast (and if you keep pushing her on high RPM she'll overheat), but cools down just as fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2009