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 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.
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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.
Skoda Superb 2011 Sedan - Petrol
The Skoda Superb drives beautifully. Its roomy interior and boot space is the best I have had. The back seat is as comfortable as the front with excellent legroom. The air conditioning and heated seats keep you comfortable all year round. The Skoda does take more oil than other cars. We had to change the tyres because of road noise. The highlight is definitely the boot - being able to open the boot lid to two different size openings - normal and coupe like is very helpful transporting larger items. Overall good fuel economy, super comforty, spacious, slick looking and drives well.
2011 Skoda Ambition superb wagon 118 TSI. Car drives well, very spacious and comfortable. Leather trim is a plus. Take off from a stationed position could be improved, burns oil a little so check regularly. Beats the mazda 6 wagon hands down for drive quality and is a lot more cost effective.
Not quite Superb
10,000 kms in Superb Elegance TDI. Really love the motor - economical (low 5lts/100ks) and great acceleration for passing road trains. Most of my driving is rural or semi-rural.
Don't like the fake leather. The ride is a bit harsh on 17" alloys - would have been better to stick with 16" for Australian country roads.
Practical, reliable - everything works well. Quiet limo, huge wagon, moderate dimensions.
Harsh ride - consequence of good road holding with low profile tyres.
Overall Excellent Car
Due to getting my Benz repaired, I hired a Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI. The VW influence in Skoda is obvious, and the build quality is exceptionally high. The four cylinder turbo deliver 118Kw and it punchy enough to accelerate quickly. It has a 7 gear, "dual clutch" auto box. Not sure what or why dual clutch is better or worse, or different from an ordinary auto box; but the gear changes are reasonably smooth.
It has a double boot, where the boot lid lifts OR the boot lid AND the rear window lifts, thereby somewhat blurring the distinction bet...ween an hatch and a sedan. The interior options are good, with dual climate control, heated seats, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, anti-dazzle mirrors, reversing distance thingy, and bluetooth. The only let downs are the brakes are far too sensitive and you may find your eyeballs on the windscreen if you brake too suddenly, and the suspension and handling is not up to par with the output of the engine. Still, it is very quiet inside. A great car, but not perfect. Standard kit, perky engine, adaptive headlights, Skoda computer Brakes way too sensitive and handling doesn't quite match the superb engine.
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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