1990 Skoda Favorit Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Skoda Favorit 136L 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carMorris Ital

Summary:

Cheap and cheerful motoring

Faults:

Water Pump

Fuel Pump

Brake Hoses

Carburettor

Ball joints

Exhaust

Battery.

General Comments:

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

1990 Skoda Favorit 136LS 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

Good choice

Faults:

The mileometer has never worked leading to embarrassment at MOT times, aside from that this car continues to survive a daily thrashing from cold in a last minute dash to work on muddy and unprepared roads.

The sun roof leaks and the door handles, window winders and switchgear are falling to bits.

Brake servo failed recently and the distributor fell apart, otherwise no problems.

General Comments:

Economical due to the 5 speed box.

Surprisingly quick if kept on the boil.

Embarrasses the hell out of other more modern small cars and beats the hell out of the Metro it replaced in every department apart from cornering ability.

Amazingly rot free, cheap to insure, anonymous styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2001

1990 Skoda Favorit 136L 1.3 petrol from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90230 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres

Summary:

The best bargain I've ever had!

Faults:

The ignition module needed to be replaced.

Furthermore, absolutely nothing wrong!

General Comments:

Fantastic car, for a very low price. I think it is one of the best cars you can buy yourself, because the price is very very low and it's a very good car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2000

1990 Skoda Favorit 136LX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Mileometer not working on purchase. As speedo still working I've not yet replaced it.

Window winder stiff.

Earth problem led to problems with brake light acting as indicator! This was easily fixed by tightening various nuts properly.

No major faults.

General Comments:

Vastly underrated little car. Build quality seems better than the Montego it replaced, but a few too many bare screwheads compared with Western Europe & Japanese makes.

I've only owned it since November 1997 but I have done about 6000 miles so far. (I do 300 miles a week just to go to work and back).

On the road the only problem I encounter is the need to keep the revs high on motorway inclines when travelling between 50 - 65 mph. Above this speed it seems OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 1998

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews