1991 Skoda Favorit Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Skoda Favorit Forum 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin maestro

Summary:

Such a bargain

Faults:

It has been the model of reliability so far. All that appears wrong is the offside rear reversing light and fog light do not work.

General Comments:

For a 1.3 performance is quite reasonable and fuel economy is brilliant.

The car was a great bargain it only cost me £100 with a full years MOT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2002

1991 Skoda Favorit LS 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
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 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carlandrover 88inch 2a

Summary:

I rolled a Skoda at 90mph!!!

Faults:

Smashed n/s suspension unit whilst off roading near the local kebab van.

Blew brake servo trying to slow down from 90 for a roundabout.

General Comments:

Fitted with a full stainless steel custom made exhaust, which made it blow 2 foot flames out the back.

Very good if you want a laugh!

Faster than a nova SR if driven to about 7000 rpm.

Pulls 100mph at 4000 rpm.

Unfortunatly rolled at 90 mph, oops.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2001

1991 Skoda Favorit 135L 1.3 petrol from Croatia

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Patrol

Summary:

Great car for the value

Faults:

The main problem on this car is the head gasket, it is result of the bad thermostat. Otherwise minor interior plastic parts.

General Comments:

Extremely cheap car here. Cost new was 9000DM. Great car for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2000

3rd Mar 2001, 15:24

The problem with the head gasket is not resulting from a bad thermostat only, it is also resulting from bad cooling liquid added at the factory. After exchanging the head gasket and cooling liquid, the problem is solved.

5th Feb 2002, 13:43

Other problems that my Skoda has are the dashboard is too noisy because it don't have strong material and rust is coming out at the bottom corner of the front doors, and the speedometer is not working because it had the cable cut.

1991 Skoda Favorit 136L 1300 ohv from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1300 ohv Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 kilometres
Most recent distance104000 kilometres
Previous carZastava Yugo

Summary:

It's been sworn at and kicked many times!

Faults:

- New electronic ignition module.

- New fuel hoses.

- New front struts.

- Fuel pump leaked fuel directly into sump.

- Distributor disintegrated.

- Reversing and fog lights don't work.

- Rear window demister only works sometimes.

- Headlights sometimes only work on high beam.

- Heater coolent leak.

- Weak alternator

General Comments:

This car has cost me what I paid for it, again in repairs, approx 5 to NZ$6000 (US$3000) over 4 years.

Engine very coarse and noisy, however enough power for around town.

Rides well and seats four people with room to spare.

Fifth gear very high, with quiet cruising at 100kms but little power available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th June, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews