Skoda are a hidden gem
Skoda Superb 206 TSI Sportline 4X4. Absolutely amazing car which is highly underrated. 0-100 in less then 6 seconds, it really packs a punch. Incredibly reliable, 2018 model, hit 66,666km today, and not a single problem. DSG is faultless. Heated front and rear seats are great for cold winters mornings and really help if you have a bad back. It’s a joy to drive, massive boot and limo like space in the back, it really should be considered if you’re looking for a sporty wagon that’s still practical. It always gets comments from people and it’s su...rprising how many people haven’t heard much of Skoda or they thought it was a “cheap” Volkswagen, but it’s definitely not! Only negative (being very picky) is it generates plenty of brake dust so wheels don’t stay clean for too long after a wash, but being a car detailer I think this Would annoy me more Then most other people.
Purchased in November 2018 at Skoda Dealers.
Excellent car with one flaw (depending on where you are coming from)
If you like Volkswagen Passats, then Skoda Superb is a smarter choice. The same parts, same chassis with a different badge, some cleaver design for much less money. This means you can kit out the Superb to a much higher level for the same money as a Passat.
If I had one complaint it would be NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness). While its no worse than the Passat, it seems that WV has been skimping on noise-control in the cabins lately (meaning dampening of the sheet metal, foam, padding, thinner glass etc where it can soak up road noise on coarse ...chip Australian roads). More road noise and vibration than you would expect (even with DCC). I think this has to do with weight reduction initiatives to improve fuel economy. NVH is made worse by the rush by manufacturers to fit 18-19" tyres on these things. They really should stick with 16-17" for Australian roads. All this is relative of course, depending on what you have been driving and expectations. I recently hired a 2019 Holden Commodore with the same tyres 235/45R18 and it was significantly worse than the Superb for NVH on coarse chip roads. However, as a daily drive, I came from an older generation Passat, that was simply a league above the modern counterparts in terms of NVH. The TLDR here, is don't expect European luxury car levels of NVH here. On the other hand, ride comfort and chassis control on the Superb is definitely a significant step up. DCC is awesome. Anyhow, make no mistake, I am nit-picking here, it's a great car. Just when everything else is almost perfect you start looking at details more closely. Definitely worth putting on your short list for a test-drive one to see if it's for you. If you do, make sure to drive it on some coarse-chip roads at 110 km/hr.
Purchased in February 2019.
Superb wagon a joy!
Just purchased 2018 Superb wagon 162 version.
An absolute dream to drive! Bumped into a woman at the kids soccer. She was driving a Kodiaq. They have 4 late model Skoda's in there family. 2 in immediate family and an uncle and grandfather! They won't buy any other make of car! Now i know why! Skoda need to spend more on promotion in Oz. People just dont know how good they are!
Loads of boot space
We bought this as out family car as we go on loads of camping trips and needed extra room in the boot to stash all the camp gear and tents. It holds a lot more than that even when mostly full and has been fantastic on kind road drips with the kids
Why buy an SUV, this is so much better!
Purchased this in August 2016 after owning 4 different SUV. I transport machines in my car and need a decent boot size. The Superb has the largest boot in its class and more rear leg room than any SUV. The Diesel engine is powerful, very frugal and the car is an overall joy to drive. I have had no issues with the car and have covered over 60,000km in just under 2 years. Don't get sucked into all the negative reviews about the VW Group. They are just the journalists favourite target. The cars are overall really good and the Skoda brand is underrated in AUS. They win every comparison in Europe! Test drive one and you will be pleasantly surprised
Skoda superb 206tsi
Turn my vehicles over every 3 years for business and have had SUV's but the Superb sold me as soon as I drove it and still love it! So quiet and comfortable but with the 206TSi motor it gets up a goes so has the enjoyment factor also as well as it looks so elegant! Its roomy inside and yet doesnt feel big on the road and has every option you could ever want EXCEPT digital radio??? Have fitted an after market unit which runs thru the aux in and happy now!
Fuel consumption with the hot motor is a little high but everything else outweighs that by a wide margin!
My daughter & son-in-law have a Skoda superb wagon. Every trip in it has been wonderful from the heated seats to the roomy interior. Rides so well. Great for luggage too. Would recommend to all. Economical to run. Great cameras all round. Wish I had one here in Sydney NSW
Optioned with the tech and comfort packs and 165KW turbo motor - The drive and build of this car are fantastic and there's almost nothing it misses out on. Acceleration is good with very little turbo lag (coming from our previous VW Jetta, it's a huge improvement in this regard).
I'm not a fan of the start-stop system as it doesn't know why you're stopping, which sometimes causes some annoyance when it shuts down unexpectedly - this can be turned off though so it's not a huge problem. Also, the 'comfort' mode is very bouncy and I don't like ...that, but with the electronic dampers, they can just be locked into sport mode through the entertainment system and then it handles really nicely. We looked at a lot of cars before this, and there was just no comparison in the end. This outperforms everything in the same price bracket in handling, power, looks and tech. Highly recommended.
Nice clean lines, audi remenicient.
forgiving chassis, with smooth ride
basic but functional gearbox
great instrument layout inside
plenty of power from an audi engine
the resale will not be great but it's cheap enough now
replacement parts are cheap considering it's a european car
hard to beat for the amount of car you get at the price.
Questions & Answers
Actually I am looking to buy superb Skoda. Usually drive over 5000km a month mostly around city so can I get suggestions that which engine patrol or diesel should I go
Your suggestion would be very valuable for me
That is a lot of Km. Usually a diesel is better in these circumstances. If you are leasing then I would take a 3 year lease at 40-50% balloon then think whether you want or need to turn it over. If you can obtain a 5 year warranty then go for 5 years with 25% balloon (residual). If Skoda are offering fixed servicing costs then take that too.
Yes definitely the diesel is the more efficient option. If smoothness and quietness are important then the petrol will be significantly more pleasant at idle and will offer more linear torque off idle and throughout the entire range, if you are a performance enthusiast there is no other choice other than petrol. If it were me, petrol!
I would recommend petrol as well as it's easier to obtain from petrol stations however, if you're planning on driving on muddy surfaces then disiel is the better option plus diesel is sludge and if you somehow get into a traffic collision - there's less chance of catching on fire
I am thinking to buy Skoda superb but have confusion about Engines diesel or petrol can anyone help me get on decision add on I drive about over 5000km/month
At 5,000km/mth I would buy a diesel. Servicing costs will be a lot less than a petrol car.
Your opinion is very valuable for me
We've done +70,000 with the 125kw diesel Superb - my first diesel, goes like a dream. (once you adjust to the double-clutch auto at take-off). Overall 5.3 lt/100kms (mostly country), and plenty of power when you need it. Some mechanics say that for city driving, petrol's the way to go due to diesel injectors clogging - but if you have your car serviced properly, it shouldn't be an issue.
|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Wagons|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.6 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||6.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||162kW @ 6200rpm||206kW @ 6500rpm||206kW @ 6500rpm||162kW @ 6200rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1500-4400rpm||350Nm @ 1700-5600rpm||350Nm @ 1700-5600rpm||350Nm @ 1500-4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2015|
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