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Skoda Felicia Estate 1.9 D Classic 5d (2000/X)

Skoda Felicia Estate 1.9 D Classic 5d (2000/X) - Owner Review

Good boot space, it's really cheap on fuel, Expensive to insure though!!! (I'm 21).
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Review submitted by
Jack Patterson on

Skoda Felicia Estate (95-01)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Cheap, but that's why I bought it, the car is a joke but I don't mind and I'm only doing short journeys.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They've covered it in stickers and think it's hilarious, it's a bit of a head turner.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not, although I've become quite attached to it in a strange way, it really is a piece of sh*t.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something a bit more sporty.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£550

When did you buy the car?
June 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Average, private seller wasn't particularly forthcoming or honest..

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Cheap and Cheerful, needed a runabout with a bit of boot space for surf gear, thought this was a good option...

What was the dealer like?
Again, average..

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
TERRIBLE! Like a huge slow boat that feels like it's going to slip off every corner, power steering is broken, brakes are very unresponsive, AWFUL turning circle, and painfully slow, 0-60 takes over 20 seconds and I've maxed it out at 75 mph, probably the worst car I've ever driven.

What's it like to park?
Long, and bad visibility, poor turning circle.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
In the 3 months I've owned it, it's broken down 5 times, mainly due to overheating, but also leaked all it's gearbox oil and seized gears on the motorway! On a journey (15 miles) to my local surf spot it will burn about 2.5 litres of water.. I have to carry bottles in the boot. A mechanic told me that it's been really poorly looked after in the past, no oil changes or anything... but it's only done 87,000 miles....

What's most practical about your car?
Good boot space, it's really cheap on fuel, Expensive to insure though!!! (I'm 21).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The interior is incredibly bare.... Installed my own speakers head unit etc...

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