1988 Skoda Favorit GLX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
Competent reliable and gives no trouble with care and attention
Initially the first thing to go wrong was the headlights which were dim and flickery luckily it was a simple job of cleaning the contacts.
One of my screenwipers fell off whilst taking my car to get it's M.O.T in 1993.
Starter motor required replacement at around 70,000 miles.
New clutch at 97,000 miles roughly.
Indicator switch became dodgy in 1997 then was fixed.
Gearbox by 1999 was tired third gear was noisy though a freind found a cheap replacement.
Some welding was required in 2000 due to a dodgy pillar, which was leaving a puddle on the floor every time it rained.
Fuel gauge stopped working in 2002.
Seals became grotty by 2000.
Seats were threat bare in 1999 the seats were worn badly and became increasingly more uncomfortable by 2002.
The Car has been very cheap to run and reliable.
It's engine was not powerful enough on the motorways and was a little noisy. When going at 70mph the car was struggling.
The seats were fine, but worn badly causing them to eventually become very uncomfortable.
The plastics were horrible it was as though everything was stuck on by super-glue and was given little thought.
The cars steering however was good and if the car if it had a better engine it would be more exciting to drive.
It was competent cheap reliable and quite long lived, which was quite surprising. It is the perfect car for anybody who wants a car on a budget and a seriously tight one at that with the used prices so low!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2005