Skoda Superb 3T (2009-2015) has been discontinued and replaced by Skoda Superb NP.
Wheels and tyres
My 2014 Superb Outdoor came with 225/40r18 wheels and tyres. The ride on Australian coarse chip roads was extremely loud and harsh.
Do yourself a favour and change to 17” wheels and 225/50 tyres. This is the same as the VW Passat. The whole driving experience is far far better. Quieter, smoother and very little give away in handling. It even makes the Speedo read exactly according my gps.
Otherwise the Superb is an excellent place to be
Purchased in July 2020.
Great car - except for the cost of spares
I have a Superb 2 TDi 125. Great car for long distance and have taken it all over the North island, The only caveat is the price of spares. The right headlight failed and a replacement from Gazley cost $3000.
Purchased in November 2019.
I have had this car for 7 years now. Purchased new, used daily coming up to 185000 km. It always runs great with excellent fuel economy. Comfortable to drive, reliable and lots of great features. Will definitely buy another one when I am ready for a new car in a few more years!!
Purchased in November 2012.
I’m very disappointed with the quality of my Skoda Superb. My car has been recalled and the mechatronic unit replaced, however my car failed again due to the mechatronic unit. It was a very scary experience, as my car’s mechatronic unit failed causing my car to suddenly stop while I was still on drive. My sister-in-law also had a similar experience with her car. Her Skoda Octavia also had problems with the car suddenly stopping due to the mechatronics. Her vehicle required the mechatronic unit to be replaced not once, but twice in the space of a year, once under recall, then again a year after. I am not sure what’s going on, I am not impressed with the quality of my vehicle and I feel very upset and disappointed with my experience.
Purchased in February 2013.
- Superb 3T (2009-2015)
Fantastic car until you need service under warranty.
10/October/2018 - In August 2018 I bought my mother's Skoda Superb 2015 that had only 6800km in the odometer. The car had spent most of the time parked in the garage.
On 1st of October I pulled the handbrake and it did not work. I took the car to Eastside Skoda at Melbourne which assessed the car and promised to come back to me.
On the 9th of October Skoda responded the bolt that was missing in the handbrake could not be replaced and the whole system would need to be replaced. The parts would arrive on the 17th of October. When asked abou...t the warranty I got the following response: "The handbrake bolt is not something that works itself loose over time; and it is an item checked at each service. Warranty has stated that the only way this could have happened, especially so far into the ownership of the vehicle, is an incorrect adjustment of the handbrake at a previous service causing the bolt to fall off and go missing. This would mean external influence is the cause of this concern, and that it is not a warrantable manufacturing defect." Clearly Skoda assumed my mother had taken the car to be serviced at a non-authorised service centre. I replied to Skoda saying that the car had only been serviced at Lennock Skoda Canberra and requested them to confirm it. Skoda confirmed the last and only service done in the car happened on February 2018 at Lennock Skoda. So the second response to suggest it was not going to be covered by the warranty:
I have a 2015 Tsi 118 Elegance Station Wagon and rate the car highly. This was a run out deal just before the release of the new model and was kitted out with all the bells and whistles - self parking, reversing camera,Kelsey system etc, etc including flash 225x40/R18 wheels shod with Continental SportContact2 tyres. Oh dear- not good! The low profile tyres accentuate every bump and pothole and while dry weather handling was excellent and motorway driving was good the positives were far out weighed by the negatives of the harsh "real road" exp...erience. To add insult to injury the Continentals wore out rapidly. I have replaced the wheels and tyres with 205x55/R16s and this has transformed the ride of the car for the better to a degree I can hardly believe and it now soaks up bumps and potholes very well. This begs the question as to why car makers go to the trouble of engineering a really good car and then equip it with patently inappropriate wheels and tyres. Anyway I am at last a happy Skoda owner.
I've recently purchased a 6 year old Turbo-diesel wagon as I needed a comfortable load-lugger and I have to say it's been really, really, impressive. I've spent 5 times as much on new cars in the past and now I really wonder why I ever wasted that kind of money. The Skoda is soooo comfortable and is the top of the range with built in sat-nav and all the other bells and whistles, including heated leather seats, etc. It also parks itself though I've not tried it out yet. Seriously, when I'm parked at lights next to the BMW, Merc and Audi drivers,...or those in their big gas-guzzling 4WDs, it actually makes me smile to think how little I paid for a car with so much going for it, compared to what they would have paid. Seriously it is a superb car (excuse the pun) and if you can be 'big enough' to not be a badge snob and actually try one, you'll be highly impressed.I can't see myself ever parting with it.
Fantastic fuel economy on diesel. Very comfortable long distance tourer. Have done over 200,000 and not one repair. I also really like the DSG transmission. The radio phone integration is xcellent and easy to use. Very under rated car. It has plenty of pick up and goes and goes. I will buy another!
After Five Years I am still in Love
My first wagon and the biggest car I have owned since my Fiat 130. Coming from an Audi Turbo Quattro I am seriously impressed with this car: the top of the range V6 Superb Elegance with most options. It can carry all the luggage you need plus ample space for ALL passengers. Because I went for the V6 it is not very economical around town but on the open roads it sips at less than 7.8l/100km. I love the leather heated seats in winter. Love the dual climate control. Love the acceleration and braking. The standard fixtures for retaining loads are v...ery clever; from a bottle of wine to a lawn mower, all solidly fixed so they cannot move. In the country the Bi-Xenon adaptive lights are like daylight and the adaptive part is amazing as they adjust the beam according to your speed. Not one issue with it apart from the usual irritating Can-Bus issues I have had in cars costing six times the Skoda; these are intermittent things like auto lights not turning off within 10 seconds or the auto windscreen wipers being a bit slow to respond to drizzle. The only downside I can vaguely report is it seems a bit heavy on tyre wear BUT it is a heavy car. More air-bags than any equivalent car of its year, including Mercedes Benz and BMW. Bigger brakes than any equivalent car (including the Mercedes E class and BMW 5 Series) and more luggage space and rear leg room than the equivalent E class.
Without doubt the best car I have ever owned. The smarts posessed by the CBUS wiring and computers on board is amazing, so much is adjustable and tailorable, like the turning lights. Adjustable memory mirrors and memory driver's seat. Auto windows up if it rains, if you want. Being able to simultaneously open 4 windows when unlocking car on hot day with just one button press...Wow. The actual performance spec on the petrol 1.8L turbo belies the mid range punch available from just 1500 rpm, and fuel economy is amazing for such a spacious and l...arge vehicle. Seats are simply the best ever experienced, by a long shot. Last Skoda was an 2012 Octavia RS Wagon and 143,000 km later was still faultless so quite impressed with the brand, and only purchased originally after some detailed research on the largest Skoda fleet in the world, the UK. Very happy owner of 118tsi Elegance Wagon in Champagne. Magnificent car with amazing load capacity and rear legroom. The 400w stereo is a revelation after past top of the line Toyota stereo..
Power, Economy & Luxury in ONE!
Every drive puts a smile on my dial. The torque of the 2l diesel is unlike Anything I have ever driven. Responsive, accelerating, confidence inspiring to safely overtake. Inside the cabin is Audi luxury, with a different badge, not to mention it's less then half the price.
Reliability has been faultless thus far, however just started noticing a little noise from the front end which I hope is nothing serious.
Rewarding, luxury, practical family car! Buy one, I would again!
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