Škoda, while being responsible
for some truly awful
cars, was also able to imbue
their cars with a certain quirky charm
, particularly their last independent
d unit, the ‘Favorit
’. There is something about a car whose brakes
as you coast down an Italian hillside
that just warms the heart
Škoda was more or less taken over in 1995 by Volkswagen, and while the quality of their cars improved, the coolness factor generally declined.
So, while a Škoda on the road is still pretty neato, I can’t help but think that underneath it all, it’s really just a Jetta.
By the way, a little known fact is that ‘Škoda’, in Slovak, also means “That’s a shame.”