Skoda Felicia (1995 – 2000) Review

Skoda Felicia (1995 – 2000) At A Glance


+Reasonably well built and practical. Owners love them.

-Diesel feels nose heavy on standard tyres. Won't appeal to the image-conscious. Pop-up sunroof can leak.

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. 

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.