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BBC: Driver Derek stays loyal to Skoda

Motorist Derek Wright has a wry chuckle whenever he hears people making jokes about Skodas - he has owned 19 of the cars over the past 40 years.

Mr Wright, 76, from Woodhead, Derbyshire, said he went for a vehicle that was reliable and cheap to run.

Yes, indeed, they're so reliable that Derek only needs to replace them once every two years.

Filed under: Nonsense

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. You really are not going to believe this, but I drive a 1996 Skoda Felicia Estate (or fellatio, as I like to refer to it). They were shite before 1995 & deserve the reputation! I've put 80000 miles on the clock since I bought it in 1999. I've heard all the jokes (actually I wrote most of them) about skips etc. but remember (from an earlier comment) I used to drive a Reliant Robin!
    I drove Fiats for 15 years before the Skoda. Nobody makes jokes about my car, I am 6ft 2ins & weigh 18 stone. For some reason, that makes driving a Skoda alright with everybody around here! Carrying a wheel brace in the driver's door helps too!
    Interesting point...60% of Bournemouth taxis are Skodas.

  2. I don't know why I bother writing all this crap, but I suppose it's better than playing FreeCell all night.
    And after all, if I didn't, who would?

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