What's the used Skoda Felicia hatchback like?
Most people will concede that today's Skodas are nothing to be laughed at - they're among the most reliable and best-built European cars you can buy. However, Skodas of a certain age still fill buyers with trepidation. In the case of the Felicia, it really shouldn't. It was built after the company got its act together, so what you get for your money - and not a lot of it - is a very solid and dependable little hatchback.
There's plenty of room front and back, and the big boot makes this one of the most practical cars in the class. The build quality was right up there with the Volkswagens of the day, a big improvement over earlier Skodas.
The drive isn't exactly thrill-a-minute, but it is by no means appalling, and the ride is pretty good. The engines are sufficiently punchy and impressively economical.