2004 Skoda Superb Elegance 1.9 TDi
Good - but cumbersome
Climate control display fault - displays temp in degrees F, not degrees C (UK spec car) Was OK when I first got it.
Terrible creak from across the dash board in front of the windscreen.
Both front seats creak badly whenever you move!
ABS + traction control warning lights displayed sporadically.
Headlining makes a sticky 'ticking' noise when the sunroof is open.
Handling is easy to unsettle if pushed even a little - scares me in corners - worse in wet and over uneven surfaces.
Very good on motorways - surprisingly quick.
Auto box drives me mad - hesitates on cold starts and decides to shift down when I give it more gas through corners.
Not a drivers car!
All said and done - the Superb is a big comfortable car with lots of extras, but just don't expect too much fun driving home from work!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2005
3rd Jul 2005, 16:26
Your climate control display can be changed from degrees C to degrees F easily, its pressing two buttons at the same time to change them. Ask the dealer they should know how to do it.
23rd Sep 2005, 17:30
The change down in gear when you put the foot down is called kick down... its in all automatics to aid acceleration.