2011 Skoda Superb TDI 4x4 2.0 turbo diesel (103 kw) from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

World's most affordable luxury touring car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I purchased this vehicle because of regular travel across an alpine pass for work. It is hard to imagine another vehicle in this price range that would perform this task with the same level of comfort, safety, economy and overall performance.

In standard specification, the 103 kw diesel is a solid performer. I had the ECU remapped, and this made a huge difference to the driveability, with no adverse impact on economy. It is outstanding on steep hills, and overtaking is effortless.

The 4wd system is probably overkill in 99% of driving conditions, but gives some extra reassurance when going up steep roads in wet or icy conditions. For most drivers, I suspect it would be unnecessary.

My vehicle has 3 car seats fitted across the back, and the massive rear legroom is great for getting kids in and out of the car.

It is very hard to find any faults with this vehicle. My only complaint would be that the original tires (Continental Contisport 2's) only lasted just over 20,000 km. They have been replaced with Bridgestones, and hopefully I will get a bit more life out of these.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2012

2011 Skoda Superb Elegance Wagon 2.0 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

It lives up to its name, elegant and superb

Faults:

Not a thing.

General Comments:

I upgraded from an Octavia vRS wagon, and this is a great car. Have taken it on a driving holiday, and it went like a charm.

A beautiful car to drive, with excellent economy.

I am averaging 5.5 l/100km with half city/country driving. This is amazing, as it gets better economy than the smaller and lighter vRS, with nearly the same engine performance.

The interior is very roomy and fantastic. Every passenger comments on the comfort and the space.

It has so many features, clearly well above the competition for the price. A few people have said they regard it as a serious BMW competitor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2012

2011 Skoda Superb Liftback 2.0 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

A beautiful luxury barge

Faults:

Nothing, and I don't think anything will.

General Comments:

A lovely vehicle; very luxurious and comfortable. A smooth quality ride with SUPERB handling; they certainly gave it the correct name.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2011