6th Jul 2006, 17:06
In my view the Favorit is nothing short of bulletproof. Well, the engine anyway. I have rescued mine from a seller on an Internet auction site, when I collected the car I was, well, gutted, to see the state of the car. There was a dent in the wing, holes in the boot lid, holes in the doors, but when I turned the key it was as if the car talked to me, like it wanted me to help it. So, I did. A few tubs of fibreglass and body filler later shes now ready for her paint job. The previous owner used her to tour the continent and she has now clocked 229,000 miles on the ORIGINAL spark plugs, and still runs beautifully. Now she must prove herself when she next becomes my rally car. Wish me luck!
27th Sep 2008, 21:17
I have owned my Skoda for the past two years. And I must say for the first few months it really impressed me. But then the carburetor went bad and I have not been able to locate one.
I tried to fix it best I could. After getting it to work, I decide to take the car out for a drive and unfortunately my windshield got broken, well cracked badly, and that happened about a year now and I haven’t been able to find another windshield. Unfortunately for me there aren’t many favorites in St. Lucia, and therefore you will not get a windshield to buy here. I wish I could get some one to help me out. I love that car and don’t want to sell it. It was my first car I bought it for my 19th birthday 23/9/06. I am 21 now. And all I need to be back on the road is a windshield and a carburetor.
Next up I want this to be my first rally car. But first things first get my baby back on the road. If any one can help me get what I need please call 1758 7132190 / 1758 4609239 / 1758 4507677: my name is Brandon Ross or send me an email: email@example.com
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
5th Nov 2008, 15:42
With reference to the carb on this car. Weber do a replacement one for about 120 UK pounds. I am quite certain that it should be the same as the Estelle Rapid carbs, and it can be found at http://www.fastroadcars.co.uk/shop/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=2
This is a UK based site, but am sure they can ship it to you.
Sorry, I can't help with the windshield though. Good luck in keeping her alive.
4th Jan 2009, 17:58
Hi, I have owned a Skoda Favorit since October 2008, and so far, it has survived a welsh winter (most days are below zero), starts every time, it drives better than my last car, a Vauxhall Corsa, the pedals are more suited to anyone whom has large feet or tends to wear work boots, the steering is light enough when stationary, the engine noise is okay, although no radio as standard is annoying, the previous owner tried but failed miserably, screwing up the wiring system as a result!
Some minor faults, the temperature gauge is vague, goes up and down all the time, and the previous owner didn't put antifreeze in the coolant system, something I discovered the hard way one bitterly cold morning, managed two miles before my engine temperature spiked rapidly, fixed now though.
The rear heated windscreen is slow to react, the heaters are adequate at best, and crap when you need them badly!
On the whole the car is cheap to insure, running costs are generally low, tyres are cheap enough, there's nothing to distract you from driving, as there isn't much kit!
If you can find one that's cheap and in okay nick, it's a good budget run around, and get the one with alloys and a rev counters if possible!
9th Apr 2010, 20:33
I've just recently purchased a bright green 1995 Favorit LX-ie for £250 from ebay for use as a 2nd car (read work hack!). Like other posters have said here, it starts first time and without the aid of the right foot. It's quite basic, but that's more or less what I expected. Performance is a bit lethargic, perfectly good round town, but struggles on the motorway, and as for hills - don't ask!
Overall a very competence little runner that always brings a smile to my face. I've endured the jokes and stuff, but when I've transported people in it, they have been pleasantly surprised by it.
12th Jan 2012, 11:04
I've had a Skoda Favorit GLXi estate for over 3 years now, and the only thing I ever needed to replace were the wiper blades, a rear exhaust box, and a re-con starter.
I'm writing this because it's time I sang the praises of this 1st class workhorse vehicle, after last week running it for two days with water pouring out of it, thinking the head gasket/block, water pump or worse had gone. I needed to get 7 miles to work and back twice a day, and it was too dark and wet to see anything until the weekend. Turned out that the heater matrix hose had come off, I put it back on, tightened the clip, filled it up with water/antifreeze mix, and within minutes my heater was back to normal (which as always been great on this car), and my £120 'get me by' car, that I never really intended to have beyond one winter (whilst it was too slippy to use my bike), runs on once more.
This car will stay with me until it literally falls apart. It's roomy, keeps up with traffic, it's economical and cheap to insure. 114 thousand miles and still going strong. Anyone I've ever taken out in it have said 'what a bargain'. You can keep you new electronic loaded troublesome vehicles that devalue, as far as I'm concerned,