Skoda Felicia

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Skoda Felicia Review

Skoda FeliciaIn 1994, the pride of the Czechoslovak auto industry Favorit, which also failed to earn its name although Bertone design and far more contemporary than The ancient legends 105/120 design was sent into retirement to make way for firstborn offspring of the marriage between Skoda and Volkswagen. After almost 20 million miles and many tests poured money market appears Felicia, who became the first step towards the return of the famous brand from Mlada Boleslav in the world of big.

Today the model that inherits its name from one of the most popular convertibles of Skoda from the ’50s, is rightly regarded as the cheapest European car that deserves attention. Felicia won the sympathies of decent build quality, simple design and moderate operating costs.

“Czech semi folskvagen” as often called the receiver of the Favorit, however, inherited not only the positive features of his famous parents, and some typical shortcomings that drifted from a bargain purchase is not bad to know before you part with seemingly ridiculous for a 5 – years 3-4 car-thousand euros.

Felicia is produced in two versions – five-door hatchback and wagon. A look at the European praislist of Skoda shows numerous options including power steering, air conditioning and ABS. The market for used vehicles, however, occurs predominantly base modification with the lowest motor and extremely poor equipment. The engine range includes 1.3-liter engine with carburetor Czech (55 hp), a German with the same displacement, but with the injection (68 hp) and 1.6-liter VW (75 hp). Since 1996, Felicia is supplied with 1.9-liter diesel with German power 64 horse.

The body is designed and constructed literate, which undoubtedly contributed experience in Volkswagen. Assembly has nothing to do with sotsvremenata – body panels are well matched, the door closes softly, and the quality of paint does not tolerate any criticism. If the car has not suffered a serious accident, problems with the body are almost excluded. Hanging doors creaked and finishes at the gym are also rare, unless they have come to the former charge. Deserves high praise and corrosion protection, although some of the oldest specimens rusty traces can be found at the bottom of the compartment or rear fender – all places where the protective cover has fallen due to mechanical injury. Also corrode the battery tray. A car with a price, however, the body is simply magnificent.

Alternatives to Skoda Felicia are Renault Clio, Seat Ibiza, Fiat Punto.

Comments from owners of Skoda Felicia:

For Skoda Felicia, 1.3, 1996Skoda Felicia

Good lights and wipers. Steam is good, but pretty summer air conditioning power off the car. The suspension is very solid, very solid at the back, but at least the seats are comfortable. There is no dynamics at speeds above 90 km / h difficult to anticipate.

For Skoda Felicia, 1.3, 1998

The seats are a bit short and tired feet in a long journey, but space for driver and passengers is quite large for the size of the car. Due to the high seat back remains sufficient legroom. The ceiling is high, made of very tall people. The materials from which it was gym seem expensive but are very robust and reliable. The steering wheel is a little heavy, and turning radius is small. Ride is good stability .. as the Golf 3. Over 140 km becomes unstable and very noisy. The city has no problems. I think the car is mainly for city driving and 120 outside the city. The brakes are average job. ABS will not. Very easy and inexpensive to maintain, good ride’s ideal car.

For Skoda Felicia, 1.9, 2000

Extremely economical, out of town at a speed of 80-90 km / h around 4.2 l / 100 km in the city 5.5 l/100 km. Low maintenance and reliability. The engine is 1.9 diesel, the same as the Passat and Golf 3 3 (but definitely a lower cost of parts) is a little noisy, but at the expense of consumption. The gearbox is a 5-speed manual. Steering servo and management is easy. For suspension, I can say that it is very hard not ride hard. Turns is not very ustoichiva. The disadvantage is that if the driver behind the higher distance between the seats is small. Economical, low maintenance cost, big trunk and comfortable to ride.

For Skoda Felicia, 1.3, 2001

Wonderfully spacious cabin very broad trunk of a station wagon is huge. The rear seats 2/3 and may fall further and turn once more to come. Very strong plastic on the dashboard and sustainable fabric seats. I spent lot of cars and I would argue that the visibility, including through the rearview mirrors is second to none. Heating in the car warms up pretty quickly, but grade 3 is quite noisy.  The engine is MPFI, almost everything in it is German. 130 km / h – 8.5 liters 100 km / h – 6 l absolyuchniyat my record is 5.2 l speed of 80-90 km / h Urban about 7.5 – 8.0 liter Drive it only with 95 N. Maximum speed 165 km / h but speed them rise above 5000. The speeds are definitely shorter now without any problems when switching. A little more power was going to go over it, for example engine 1.6MPI. Economical, inexpensive maintenance, spacious.

Skoda Felicia Models:

1995 – 1997

Skoda Felicia 1.3 – 5 door / hatch 68 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.3 – 5 door / wagon 54 bhp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.3 – 5 door / wagon 68 hp Manual transmission

1995 – 1998

Skoda Felicia 1.3 – 5 door / hatch 54 bhp Manual transmission

1996 – 1998

Skoda Felicia 1.9 D – 5 door / hatch 64 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia 1.6i – 5 door / hatch 75 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.9 D – 5 door / wagon 64 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.6i – 5 door / wagon 75 hp Manual transmissionSkoda Felicia

1997 – 1998

Skoda Felicia Combi 1.3i – 5 door / wagon 54 bhp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.3i – 5 door / wagon 68 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia 1.3i – 5 door / hatch 68 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia 1.3i – 5 door / hatch 54 bhp Manual transmission

1998 – 2001

Skoda Felicia 1.3i – 5 door / hatch 55 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia 1.3i – 5 door / hatch 68 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia 1.6i – 5 door / hatch 75 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia 1.9 D – 5 door / hatch 64 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.3i – 5 door / wagon 55 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.3i – 5 door / wagon 68 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.6i – 5 door / wagon 75 hp Manual transmission
Skoda Felicia Combi 1.9 D – 5 door / wagon 64 hp Manual transmission

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