I see there are smart new Skodas now being sold in Australia. They look ok enough to attract the young market. But people of my age who remember the Skoda of old would run a mile from the idea of buying one.
I don't actually know if they were any good or not, but they were widely despised and associated with other Eastern Bloc car manufacturing such as the Trabant or a more recent import to Australia, the Lada.
Here is a photo of one much as I recall them, from http://jalopnik.com/