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1993 Skoda Favorit GLXi 1.3i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3i petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carProton Proton

Summary:

An excellent cheap runabout

Faults:

Rear wash wipe has stopped working.

Rev counter only works when it feels like it.

Light switch has gone.

General Comments:

This is a seriously nice car to drive and it has bags of character!

The car accelerates quite well for the size.

The GLXi is much more refined than earlier models. Try to pick one up from '93 onwards for a good buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2002

1993 Skoda Favorit GLXi 1.3i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3i petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48 miles
Most recent distance62 miles

Summary:

Stunning value for money for an understated car!

Faults:

Faulty cooling system: radiator fan switch, thermostat, heater control valve. A complete cooling system overhaul at the local dealer cost £55 with all new parts! Worth it on any Favorit or the head gasket will go!

Rear window demister- book a date in your diary if you want to see behind you- takes 20 minutes to clear!

Alloy wheels are too soft, and scuff very easily.

Otherwise extremely reliable.

General Comments:

Get a fuel injected one from 93 on. (VW had more of an impact on these.) These have the nicer interior and more refined engine and ride. The older ones aren't screwed together as well, and are very old fashioned to look at inside and out. Without fuel injection, the timing can go quickly. To 93, all engines are 54 bhp which is sufficient, but go for the later 64 bhp ones, as they'll embarrass even the 1.4 Fiesta, Corsas and Escorts etc. The newer ones also have 'E' badging with a nicer centre console, central locking etc.

Extremely reliable, but only if serviced properly. My local dealer charges less than £90 for an all in, everything done annual service and MOT! Bet you can't beat that!

The Favorit is a nice, understated car that's nippy, and returns over 40 mpg! Cheap to run! What more do you want!?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2002

1993 Skoda Favorit GLX i E2 1.3, 4 cil, injection, 8v from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3, 4 cil, injection, 8v Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 kilometres
Most recent distance76000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Best possible quality with lowest costs!

Faults:

Only electrical problems:

Atomatic switches refusing to switch without a bang on the dashboard when cold;

Anti fog of the rear window never worked;

RPM meter stopped working at 72000 km.

General Comments:

Noisy when driven at speeds higher than 100 km/h. I solved this problem by placing a special noise-isolation-material under the hood.

The fuel consumption is not what you'd expect from a 1.3 motor. It runs 13 km on one litre. Average including highway, city and country.

Easy steering at high speeds. It goes straight ahead without any need for steeringcorrections. Steer doesn't shake or tremble. Also very easy to park, even when steering with only one hand.

Very relaxing seats. They invite you to take a nap in them!

Nobody can beat this car in the first 50 meters accelerating from zero.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2002

1993 Skoda Favorit 135 LX 1.3 petrol from Turkey

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

Summary:

Cheap and comfortable

Faults:

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

1993 Skoda Favorit GLXI Estate 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Loose handbrake warning indicator switch. Usual dodgy rear demister. Slight internal rust on rear hatch below window.

General Comments:

1. Generally good.

2. Very good engine apart from awful reverse, tends to faulter on even the slightest of gradients.

3. For an estate, it does perhaps need to be slightly more powerful at times especially when loaded.

4. Road handling is superb.

5. Internal heating is slow.

6. Continuous rear window wiper would be useful rather than the occasional wipe when requested.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2000

1993 Skoda Favorit GLX Silver Line 1.3 from Hungary

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing seroius so far (90,000 kms). Some problems with the thermostat and frequent problems with the power window. I also had a spark plug (of the Skoda brand) heavily cracked, but that's not the car, is it?

General Comments:

The Silver Line version is almost luxuriously equipped and is very comfortable (sometimes I drive 900 kms non-stop). The performance is, well, mediocre, but I can live with that.

'Silver Line' owners tend to greet each other on the road -- gee, that's fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 13 reviews