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Skoda Felicia

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Kroegen, 9 Jul 2006.

  1. Kroegen

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    Hey,

    I wanted to know some of you car boffins opinions on the Skoda Felicia.

    I thought of this cars as its cheap to buy, and i could do it up e.g. add alloys ect.

    So what are your thoughts, technically and reliability ect?
     
  2. Scuzi

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    Avoid it, there are better cars for the money. What is your budget?
     
  3. Firestar_3x

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    how old we talking about?
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    Absolutely NO, NO, NO, NO.

    For reasons I'm still struggling to comprehend 5 years on we've had one in the family since 3 years old. I hate it. It's truely awful in every way bar reliability. It never, ever goes wrong.
     
  5. Scuzi

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    That's a bad thing. I want them all to go wrong so they'll get off the road. I always shed a tear in sympathy when I see a poor sod driving a Felicia.
     
  6. Kroegen

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    What other car would you recommend for ~£600 :)
     
  7. [TW]Fox

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    I'm not allowed to say, I don't want to provoke Fox Hunting ;)
     
  8. Kroegen

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    You are permitted in my topic :D People who Fox Hunt will be shot instantly.
     
  9. Firestar_3x

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    Nissan primera 2.0 TD. :p
     
  10. Dogbreath

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    You could do far worse tbh, though they are pretty agricultural vehicles at best. Avoid the 1.3 engine if possible as it's a rattly old relic from Skoda's dark ages. The 1.6 is the far better VW engine.

    A few hundred notes gets you basic reliable transport, and if you don't mind something with the speed and acceleration of a glacier, then you could even get a (non-turbo)diesel.
     
  11. paulus69

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    I've had one for two and a half years now, and its a great car, I've got the 1.3i version which cost me £600 when I bought it with on 30,000 miles on it. In the last 38,000 miles all thats needed doing are consumables; tyres, brake pads, timing chain, oil etc.

    I would highly recommend them, obviously its not a fast car, but it doesn't look too bad and its much better built/more reliable than the equivalently priced cars.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    It's absolutely not a great car. It is not built better than anything. The ONLY thing going for it is that it's reliable.

    The interior plastics are utterly horrible, it screams cheap as possible from every direction. The equipment levels are absolutely dire. It doesn't handle, at all. You get comical bodyroll even negotiating a roundabout. The 1.3 litre engine is gruff, unfined, and absolutely gutless.

    Seriously, the only good thing about is its reliability. I had the misfortune of driving one of these for 6 months.
     
  13. William

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    A huge invincible Volvo.
     
  14. Rich1988

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    hehe alloys on the skoda felicia, cannot polish a turd. :p
     
  15. Rich1988

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    Rover.
     
  16. [TW]Fox

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    Rover what? Metro? 800? Meastro Van?
     
  17. Firestar_3x

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    Montego..... Estate! :p
     
  18. Rich1988

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    200s or 400s are pretty common and there are a lot about for around the £500 mark
     
  19. [TW]Fox

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    But nothing but trouble really. I mean AGW has a Rover of that cash and it's always falling to bits.
     
  20. Scrutinize

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    NO NO NO NO

    For the amount you would spend doing it up inc added insurance premium, put it towards a better car in the first place