1990 Skoda Favorit 136L 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Cheap and cheerful motoring
This was my uncles first new car and I inherited it from him in 2002.
He lost sight in one eye in 1994 and the car was lying unused from then so all the things wrong with the car were really related to NOT being used.
The car is almost as new and while having almost no value seemed well worth getting back on the road.
This has proved to be the case and it now starts and runs very well.
This car is remarkably well engineered.
I was particularly impressed by the water pump which was beautifully machined and secured with plated bolts
This base model had no radio and I found fitting a VW Golf rear roof ariel the easiest choice
I have found the local dealer does not have many parts (or much interest)and has to order specially.
A specialist mail order dealer was much better.
Must say The car starts first time and runs very smoothly.
I would like an estate and I have been told that the hatch back and estate rear door are identical which i find interesting and maybe unique?
A new book on the history of Skoda tells an interseting story and shows the Favorit played a crucial part in keeping the company alive at a low point in their history
An under rated car and a bargain if you can find a rust free one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2003