1996 Skoda Felicia LXi Estate 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Very underrated, good value for money
Exhaust middle section blew, replaced by the dealer.
Front tyres wore excessively, a fault in tyres???
Alternator failed two months after purchase.
Brakes very spongy upon delivery of the car.
Broken glass in the offside headlight from a previous unmentioned accident.
Rear exhaust box fell off after fitting of a mid section.
Constant misfire despite eight trips back to the dealer in eight months, still misfiring now!
Water leaking into the boot area.
Damage to the underside of the car due to careless jacking.
After owning this car since Feb 2000 I would say I've had my share of problems, wouldn't you? It has been in the garage on average every four weeks.
The fault lies with the preperation of the vehicle by the dealer, not with the manufacturer. After eight months the car has had four new tyres at £162 + VAT for four, new wiper blades after they fell apart at £16 a pair, the exhausts blew in the first week of owning the car but the dealership only plugged up the hole, I had to take the car back twice before I got the faulty section replaced, and the car has more recently been back and forth for this mystery misfire.
The dealers now agree to change the car. After saying this I am more than happy with Skoda and hope the replacement is better than this one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2000