Skoda Felicia Review from Sweden

1998 Skoda Felicia LX 1.6

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

Get something else

Faults:

A lot of rust!

Leaking water through the rear hatch.

Rear breaking cylinders replaced.

Left driveshaft replaced.

General Comments:

Reminds me a lot of my old Opel kadett -88 (Vauxhall Astra). A tin can with four wheels (I liked the kadett better). A very basic car without any extras. The over all quality seems to be somewhat questionable, to put it mildly.

Mine has started to rust just about everywhere, even though both me and the previous owner (a friend) has washed it regularly. It is also quite noisy.

On the positive side it has been very reliable with excellent heating during the Swedish winter. It also handles snowy/icy roads pretty well.

This is good since I wouldn't want to be caught in an accident in this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th February, 2006

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review