1998 Skoda Felicia LXi 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Cheap scrappable runaround
Rattly catalytic converter (believed ceramic baffle inside cat has gone).
Erratic temperature gauge.
Under-rated little car. Built like a VW and available for peanuts due to its old fart image.
Lovely smooth gearbox.
Heavy steering at low speeds, but lightens up at speed, and is well weighted and precise. Just get a PAS model is my advice!
Versatile load lugger due to the very easy removal of the rear seats.
Good on fuel.
High build quality, seriously.
Glovebox is more like a separate room inside the car, it's that big!
Mine has problems, which I thought would be cheaper than say, a Ford or Peugeot to sort out, it would appear not, and after many years of driving all sorts of cars, I now firmly believe in what the Americans say: "if it's got t.. s or wheels, it's going to give you trouble." Their words, not mine!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2008