Skoda Favorit Review from Turkey

1993 Skoda Favorit 135 LX 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 9


Cheap and comfortable


Heavy rusting on some parts of the hood and I had problems with the fuse box.

The rims are not strong enough for the impacts caused from the road.

Plastic parts in the cockpit make noise.

General Comments:

Besides the problems I mentioned above, it's a superb car for the city life.

Its fuel consumption is very low: under the heavy conditions of Istanbul traffic it consumes minimum 7 liters and maximum 9 liters. On the freeway if you drive 90km/h stable, 6 liters and 80 km/h, 5.2 liters. It'll need in 100 kms.

The suspension comfort is very high but the performance is not good because of the long gear ratios.

As a summary I recommend this car for people who want to buy a cheap, reliable and comfortable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review