Skoda Superb Reviews from UK and Ireland

2010 Skoda Superb Elegance 1.8 TSi

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.8 TSi Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired190 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Superb

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Early impression is this auto is amazing value for money.

Build quality is excellent.

Seats not quite as comfortable as a Mondeo GHIA X.

Floor covering quality could be improved.

Quiet (road surface permitting!)

The 1.8 TSi engine with DSG gearbox is better than a Mondeo 2.5 V6 Auto.

Overall MPG so far showing 33.7 (Mondeo V6 was 24.7).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2010

24th Oct 2013, 08:35

Now 3 years old. 10,000 miles. No faults encountered.

2006 Skoda Superb Elegance 2.0 TDi PD 140

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 TDi PD 140 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1300 miles
Most recent distance17800 miles
Previous carSkoda Superb

Summary:

Superb - Enough Said!

Faults:

Only minor niggles it would seem...

1) Emission light came on for a few seconds one cold morning, not long enough to cause a fault to be registered on the cars main diagnostic computer though.

2) Sometimes the sat nav display vanishes from the multi function display between the speedo and rev counter.

3) Will tick over at 1000 rpm for a while, (instead of just under 900 approx, which is normal) This happens even when warm; registered this with the dealer, but no fault could be found.

4) Rear window trims (at the base of the window) don't seem to be fixed very well, easily pulled off - an issue resolved by gluing them back on.

General Comments:

Apart from the minor niggles, which to be honest in this modern age of mass manufacturing, is a fact of life. I am very pleased with the car. I wanted a black one first time round when I bought my 2004 registered Comfort model, so decided to upgrade to the Elegance in black.

Love the fact it came with leather, sat nav and xenon's as standard - above all the other kit that the Comfort has as standard. Very underrated car in my opinion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2007

2002 Skoda Superb Comfort 2.5V6 diesel

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5V6 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Lovely solid big cruiser

Faults:

N/A.

General Comments:

Just a little review.

I test drove a 2002 (42 month old) Skoda Superb Comfort 2.5 V6 Diesel manual.

Lovely car. Drives like it was brand new even after all those miles.

Handling was a little soft for me, it did tend to wallow a bit, but it is a big soft car and not intended to be anything else.

The engine was super smooth, but possibly not as quick as 165bhp sounds, but again the superb is a big heavy car.

The interior hadn't lasted very well and the door handles were very worn, the interior was tan and very dirty.

Skoda sales people were very helpful and not at all pushy.

Only the running costs put me off buying this car. Insurance would have been a big jump for me and the mpg would have been mid 30's I think. Not bad for the engine and car, but a bit too low for me when the performance wasn't that great from it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2006

2003 Skoda Superb Elegance 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carSkoda Octavia

Summary:

Genuine spacious luxury let down by quality control gremlins

Faults:

Brake failure light illuminated due to lack of fluid

Boot / trunk lid gas supports failed

Heated seat (Drivers) had no heating element fitted

Windshield wipers

Dashboard drawer (stuck IN with wallet inside)

General Comments:

This is ALMOST a great car. I have experienced some quality control gremlins and a couple of horror stories and I would not feel able to recommend a Skoda Superb (although I thoroughly recommend an Octavia).

Traded my 03 Octavia in part-exchange for it so I could use the Superb to tow my caravan... and it will tow anything, even a house!!... However...

Heated drivers seat incorrectly fitted without the wiring loom or heating elements. "Not a warranty claim, because as one is not fitted there is nothing to go wrong" said the dealer. So I had to go through Skoda's exception process which took 6 months (the winter, when I needed the heat). Instead of just fitting a new seat complete, Skoda would only authorize retro-fitting the necessary parts. As a result the heating is great, but the seat is now uncomfortable!!

Dealer was helpful, but not efficient.

Delay because no parts available in Europe until I told them I was going to bring the local TV station down to see me park across their entrance. Skoda found the parts within 4 hours :-) )

Steering a bit on the heavy side, but new Michelin Primacy Pilots have improved this a LITTLE.

Supplying dealer didn't put enough brake fluid so warning light came on after 2 days.

On the plus side, amazing power and smooth transmission, great climate control, loads of space, 35mpg if you drive it hard, more than 40 if gentle. Loads of rear seat legroom.

Summary: now up to 6 sessions with the dealer and nearly 20 days off the road - the WORST reliability performance of any car I have owned in 35 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2006

8th Jun 2006, 23:54

Methinks, the issue is more with the dealer, than the manufacturer per se.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews