Skoda Favorit Reviews from Slovenia

1994 Skoda Favorit LX 1.3

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 kilometres
Most recent distance168000 kilometres

Summary:

Comfortable, but unreliable car

Faults:

Exhaust pipe had to be replaced twice.

Ignition failure failed twice.

Front shock absorbers had to be replaced.

Radiator was leaking.

Lots of other things...

General Comments:

However the car is very comfortable. It's a pleasure to drive it compared to Renault 5. Running costs are huge. My car was very unreliable. In the summer all kinds of small things broke down while in the winter it worked perfectly. Fuel consumption was a big problem. 11 liters per 100 kilometers. For a low horse power car...crazy.

I don't recommend it to anyone, though I was kind of in love with my Skoda. Probably because it was my first car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th December, 2004

1993 Skoda Favorit LX 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 11

Summary:

The best first car you can buy, if you have a sense of humor!

Faults:

When I got the car it has previously done only 7000 km in 7 years and most of the rubber gasoline hoses were leaking. They were cheap to replace.

At 8000 km all of my shock absorbers were so soft that the car was dangerous to drive. I got them renewed hardened by a 100% and installed shorter springs. Since then the car is very stable and on curvy road outperforms many Gt cars. Fabulous handling!

At 12000 km the rear brakes started to leak, but were cheap to repair.

At 25000 km the front suspension bushes started to make horrible sounds and needed to be replaced.

At 27000 km the front ball joints were changed, but that was because of my style of driving! They were very cheap!

General Comments:

Handling is very good if you get harder shock absorbers and harder springs!

The seats are uncomfortable and give absolutely no side support! I changed them with seats from a Honda CRX.

The original engine has good torque, but NO power from 4000 rpm up! So for more power I changed the original 240°/230° camshaft with a sport 295°/295°. Lowered the head and upgraded the carburettor! It now goes like a rocket! It kicks to life at 2500 rpm and revs like crazy to 6500 rpm.

The engine is loud in the original setup in mine it is VERY LOUD as hell! But I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2003

12th Mar 2004, 07:02

I'm also from slovenia and I must say you are a joker. Congrats for what you've done with a very lousy car!

27th Sep 2007, 17:00

...Yes, but what great cars do you have in Slovenia?

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews