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.
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.
Not like skodas of old
Bought this car from new 2 years ago and up till now its been a good work horse as its an auto estate version there is plenty of room in the back ample leg and head room for all passengers good coice of engines mine is a 20 ltr turbo diesel and its got ample power good breakes rides nice gear change is smooth up till now i havent had to buy parts but looking at the basics brakes suspension ect there not very expensive mpg i average in the mid 40s on a longer run i have achived 55 mpg which i think for such a big car is very good only down side ...is the interior seats are ok but as its vw based its very bland same as bmw,s and audi realy mercedes make a better interior than all german cars but its functional and every thing is screwed together properley its not made of cheal plastic like french or japanese cars i used to own an old skoda with the engine in the back that was a bad car lol but todays versions are a class act and i wouldent hesitate to buy another
Purchased in March 2017 at Skoda Dealers for $22,000.00.
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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
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!
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.
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!
We loved our superb so much we purchased an Octavia as well
I could go into so much detail about how amazing Skoda is but I would only be repeating what others have already said. We loved our Suberb Elegance sedan TDI so much that we needed two cars so I bought myself an Octavia Elegance TSI wagon. We have already had 4 years of perfect motoring from both cars. Buy one!! You won't be disappointed!! I will replace them with Skoda again when it's time.
2009 125TDI Skoda Superb sedan has been brilliant
A lot has already been said about the Skoda Superb and I must concur with most of what has been already written. This has been the best car I have owned or driven. I have owned close to 30 cars of many different marquees and these Skodas rank right up the top.
This Diesel engine is extremely economical. Around town it averages about 6.4/100 km but more impressive is that in a short run down a freeway (50km) and the economy usually falls to low 5s. In a trip to WA from Melbourne I achieved as low as 4.1 and the onboard trip computer e...
Superb by name and nature.
Have bought a Superb Elegance 125TDI, 2013 model for my wife. After having it for 6 weeks I can say it has exceeded all expectations bar a couple of small points. If you are looking around and haven't considered the Skoda you are missing out. In this price bracket the Superb elegance is the benchmark, all others are behind and some by a long way.
My wife traded in her Mercedes for the Skoda so it had a lot to live up to. It has done this so well we almost forget how good the Mercedes was because this is much better in many ways, drive one an...d you'll see why. A similar car with similar specs would cost in excess of 70K so it is great value, this is mainly because Skoda is still a bit of an unknown brand in Australia. I'm not going to tell you about all the good points because that would ruin the surprise, instead I'll tell you about the not so good points, they are; 1. No reversing camera - really!! However, for $700 fitted you can have a "close as OEM could be" unit fitted. I will be doing this as DAB and TV can be fitted at the same time with the same unit (at extra cost). 2. Suspension thud - Don't get me wrong, under normal condition the suspension is sublime but sometimes at low speed you hit a pot hole or similar and the suspension can't cope, Skoda should and could fix this. 3. The electric seat position numbers don't illuminate .... yes I know it seems picky but as we both drive the car, her more than I, I have set the auto seat position to her setting meaning I need to press the seat "2" button every time after it is unlocked. At night you can't see the buttons so it makes it a little harder to do.
Skoda Superb Elegance BUY ONE I BOUGHT TWO !!
I bought a 2011 Superb Elegance sedan diesel for myself and was so impressed I sold my wife's 2011 Subaru premium outback and bought her the Superb Elegance wagon diesel.The Skodas are much better finished and we get around 800km around town out of a tank yet if you put your foot down is very quick and has great torque. Both cars have the 125 TDI engine. Servicing is once a year, on the downside DSG gearbox service is very expensive at around $625 through the Skoda service and I have a 7x5 trailer I use a couple of times a year but to get a tow...bar fitted is $1700 even an aftermarket one is $1100 due to the wiring harness has to bypass the computer. I am not the kind of guy to get excited over a car and I am not a hoon (42yrs old) but I enjoy this car every time I get in it as it is a pleasure to drive and I am told it is the same as a VW Passat!! Before I bought my wife's wagon looked at the Passat and the Skoda seemed to have better quality finishes!!!
A perfect car, wish I had one
Whilst I do not own a Skoda my friend has an Octavia which I drive for her on long distances. I must say is it the best motor vehicle I have ever driven and at my age I have driven many. It has many features which the average car just does not have and the smoothness in driving is great. I would not hesitate in recommending this to any one and would love to own one myself. European/imported cars put it all over most others with the features and ease of driving.
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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