2004 Skoda Superb Elegance 1.9 TDi

Summary:

Good - but cumbersome

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

2004 Skoda Superb Elegance 1.9 Tdi

Summary:

As the name suggests 'Superb'!!!

Faults:

Nothing so far!!

General Comments:

This is a very high quality, well put together and extremely spacious, luxury family car.

Great looking vehicle - looks, and feels like something a lot more expensive.

Great engine, smooth auto gearbox, wonderful overtaking ability, relaxed cruising and very economical.

I looked at several so-called 'family cars' including mini MPV's before I settled for the Skoda. The Superb beats the lot - for shear space, level of equipment, and excellent build quality.

My three children (10, 5 & 4) are very happy in the back of this car.

The boot is cavernous! However, I would like to see an estate version of this car to give it that little extra versatility.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2004

27th Dec 2004, 07:50

Well written however the comment was made re the good engine performance, but I could not find which engine is being referred to.

I hope that it is mine as I have a 2.5 diesel being delivered in ten days.

Good car.

Best regards.

16th Mar 2006, 07:03

The author has stated the engine is a 1.9Tdi if you scroll down to the bottom.

You will love your 2.5Tdi, they are so incredibly powerful right down from idle speed in any gear. Put it in 5th at 30mph and acceleate away... wow it accelerates better then a petrol car in 3rd gear.

2004 Skoda Superb Elegance 1.9 TDI

Summary:

Superb!!! forget the badge

Faults:

Nothing at all has gone wrong.

General Comments:

A fantastic ride. The auto gearbox is very smooth and the power excellent.

Moving between 70 and 90 is effortless.

The cruise control being really top notch for acceleration.

Corners present no problem and the anti skid is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2004

2003 Skoda Superb 1.8 turbo

Summary:

Outstandingly good value for money!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This car is a seriously good mid range saloon car and there is absolutely nothing that I can find fault with.

Anyone who spends their money buying a Volkswagen Passat or an Audi A4 must want their eog's and their heads examined.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2004

16th Sep 2004, 13:33

Excellent value for money and a great company car (tax efficient as well). It was a toss up between the BMW 530 Diesel or the Superb Elegance 1.9 130BHP with one extra (Full Leather) The Skoda was the winner. Now after 18 months 55000 miles no problems and no regrets. Only had 2 services so far, 50 MPG (60+ on a careful run). Goes like a rocket and gets lots of stares. Spot on Skoda!

12th Jan 2005, 07:12

You can't say people that buy A4 or BMW's have psychiatric problems. It's all about taste. And money, of course.

Personally, I'll choose Skoda. But I also respect those guys who will take the BMW.

Titus.

16th Mar 2006, 07:05

It's good to see you've clocked up such a great mileage, as my mileage won't be much less than yours before I sell mine.