1996 Skoda Felicia Reviews

1996 Skoda Felicia LX 1.3 from Egypt

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 128

Summary:

Good and reliable, hard to let go

Faults:

Electronic module was an open design; rain and washing destroyed it, new one is closed.

The aspirator was replaced several times because a mechanic overtightened it. Since the last change it's been OK.

Secondary fuel filter needs replacement or cleaning regularly.

General Comments:

Good style.

Reliable on the road.

Big space; I used it to take the ceramics for the floor of my home, moved my home several times in it.

It is not a fast car on the road (it is heavy).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2009

1996 Skoda Felicia GLX Combi from Iceland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres

Summary:

Good if it is cared for!

Faults:

The tachometer didn't work when I got it.

The temperature gauge didn't work when I got it.

The electrical wiring seems to have been failing since I could only sometimes turn on/off the headlights and put the park lights on.

The steering was way to heavy, not everybody could handle this, I know it is a little heavier in the old cars, but this was over the top!

The rear windshield wiper only cleaned 1/4 of the window.

The backseat came loose after I moved a really light closet, and I couldn't get the seat back in place.

The high beam didn't work, had to hold the stalk in to have them on.

The turn signals didn't always blink, they just came on and were illuminated.

The alternator stopped working.

General Comments:

This car would have been much better if the previous owner (Only one owner before me) would have cared better for this Felly! It is heavily rusted and worn out colour, probably never waxed or cleaned properly I think.

It didn't have even that much mileage on it, only 75000 km! So it would probably have lived for another 13 years had it been cared for properly, it's not that I would advise people from not buying a Felicia but you should really look into what kind of Felicia it is, whether it looks good or low mileage, get the car checked and do the necessary before you buy it.

I have a lot of faith in Skoda, my brother owns a Skoda Fabia and it has really come through for us, really comfortable and lots of features in it.

The Felicia doesn't have many features but it is perfect for an A to B trip.

You can really grow to love a Felicia I know I do, or did, I was really unlucky in this purchase! I would definitely buy another Skoda, just not a Felicia. What I experienced in the end really threw me off Felly's. The alternator broke and probably many more things, leaving me stranded, had the car for 4 months, it has been standing for 1 and a half month, was trying to get it to a mechanic today, but it died immediately, even after being connected to another car for an hour in whole, think the head gasket is gone, and something else as well, not sure but the car is basically dead.

So tomorrow is probably the end for a 13 year old girl, she is going to the dump!

Thank you for reading, and here's to better automobile future :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2009

9th Jun 2009, 21:06

Well, I got her towed to a repair man and he fixed the car for me! I was really surprised how cheap it was!! now she is back on the streets! As I said, if the car is cared for it is really a nice and good car, the previous owner did not at all care for it, but I am, so she is getting better by the day :)

1996 Skoda Felicia GLX 1.3 petrol from Egypt

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A reliable car

Faults:

Nothing major, replacements are made according to usage.

Headlamps started to fade.

General Comments:

Well a 1.3 petrol engine for this car is not that good, maximum speed I was able to get was 180/km. Nowadays the maximum I can get is 160/km and acceleration is excellent for a 1.3 engine although the car is heavy. Handling is excellent and the car is very stable. Fuel consumption is fairly okay and servicing here in Egypt is terrific. Basically if you service the car regularly and by an authorized dealer, you won’t find any trouble using a Felecia. In-fact I purchased an octavia and I will receive it in the upcoming days!.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2008

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 21 reviews