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A Grand Monday: Skoda Felicia LXi Plus

Published 14 October 2019

The Felicia was both a first and last for Skoda insofar as it was the last Skoda made on one of the brand’s own platforms, but the first to benefit from Volkswagen Group technology.

Volkswagen had bought Skoda in 1993 and decreed that the Favorit be updated and moved slightly more upmarket before work began on a bespoke range of Volkswagen-based Skodas, so the was effectively a reskin of its predecessor but with much improved interior quality and some Volkswagen Group engine choices to complement the tried-and-tested Skoda unit. 

Skoda Felicia (6)

It was one of the best budget cars of its era, but a quarter of a century since its debut, the Felicia is now a rare car, with the vast majority having been run into the ground and scrapped. 

That makes this example an extremely rare survivor, especially as it’s a pre-facelift car from the first year of production. Well maintained and with no rust, the 54,000-mile car passed its last MoT with no advisories. At £350, it’s a wonderful retro bargain.

Skoda Felicia (2)

Comments

Captain-Cretin    on 19 October 2019

Damn! Sold already.

These are SWEET cars, but big enough for a 2 meter tall driver like me,, simple enough for a teenager to maintain, and frugal.
I have owned 3 other 1.3's and they averaged 50mpg, as well as being sprightly enough to keep up with most modern cars.
I'm begining to wish I hadnt given the last one away.

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