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:
All pretty good so far 118TSI
Had the vehicle 6 months now. Some initial faults:
* Stalling at idle, after braking to a stop on a few occassions during first couple of weeks.. Fixed at dealership. 'Software upgrade' - Why wasnt this done/checked as part of the pre-purchase/dealer delivery inspection?
* Internal passenger vanity mirror light not working. 'Part placed on order'. Never heard back. Chased them up about 3 months later. 'Staff turnover issues' at fault. Now OK
Otherwise very happy with the car. Quite impressed with the fuel economy for such a large ...car, even after coming from a 2009 Ford Focus diesel auto. Certainly no sports car in the handling department and as stated in some online reviews, it could actually also ride better to. Classy interior, decent amount of equipment for the money. Closest comparison for us was the Mazda 6 wagon Great buy at the start of 2012 with the 5 year warranty as some long term concern exists regarding the reliability of VWs 7 speed DSG box. Update:
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Questions & Answers
Is the car capable in snow conditions? Eg driving up to Falls Creek regularly.
The ability of a car to travel into snow is not so much about one passenger car Vs another. Front drive cars with modest ground clearance and city tyres will all be pretty much the same. What varies is tyre profile (i.e. 40 series / 50 series or the like) and whether you can fit chains or not. DO NOT get fooled by thinking that an AWD car (whether Skoda or any other brand) without chains can do better in snow than a car with chains or is in anyway "safe" in snow (just look in the panel beaters near ski fields). Most modern cars (including the Superb) have ABS and traction control, but if you hit ice on chain-less tyres (and remember there is often a very fine line between settled snow and ice), then these features aren't much help. These features are however pretty good if you have chains on.
Having driven rear drive with chains on back and front drive with chains on front, in snow and assuming you only had one set of chains, I'd stick with the front drive as steering and power are on the same set of wheels.
As for which cars can accommodate chains - refer to the manufacturer specs, but typically most of the ones with low profile tyres (50 series or less) will not be compatible with most cheap / rental chains.
As for whether a Skoda Superb is good on a mountain climb, then strong mid range torque is important and all engines in the range do well here, with the diesel and the V6 obviously better than the smaller turbo four.
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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