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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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14 reader reviews for Skoda Superb Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TSI S 5dr

    Me Fo , . Date: 21/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    Registered Dec 2011. Almost 2 years now with 30k on the clock and it's still a head turner. Its looks match my unconventional nature. Not a single warning light(false or true), no creaks or rattles in the cabin. Visits to the dealer were just for the regular servicing, with reasonable costs. Very refined cabin with just some wind noise from the door mirrors but never intrusive. Ride is on the firm side but not uncomfortable both in town or on the motorway. Still, the 17" wheels absorb road undulations and potholes well with no unpleasant clanks in the cabin. However, at motorway speeds I can feel the rear end of the car slipping away slightly when rear wheels meet an undulation but not to the point where I would be concerned about loosing control over the car. I drove the car up on Troodos mountains in Cyprus, with four adults on board far from being slender(apart from myself of course!) and we were all amazed at the power and torque of the car. Revs were below 2500, with the car being very responsive at overtakes at any road angles and never intrusively vocal. We could hardly tell there was an 1.4 power-train under the bonnet. Consumption improved considerably after 10k km, but still on the thirsty side. Still, cost effective taking into consideration the extra cost of a bigger engine, with very low road taxes. Twin boot door is brilliant. Highly recommended and would definitely buy another!

  • 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE Plus 5dr

    Michael Street , West Yorkshire . Date: 24/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52.3

    My car

    After 1 Octavia Hatchback and 5 Octavia Estates the only choice was a SKODA. The offer at the time on the Superb swayed me. No suitable offer on the estate but the hatchback boot and massive interior means I get the best of all worlds - room and comfort. So far I have 7500 miles on the clock with an overall mpg of 54.3 I get 60+ on a long mixed run so economy is great. No regrets about my choice of car. Next test is towing the caravan for 4 weeks in France. Hopefully it will match the Octavias in that field too.

  • 2.0 TDI CR 140 Elegance 4WD 5dr

    Alex Grieve , Warwickshire . Date: 01/04/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    I went into the Skoda agent to look at the Yeti. The salesman asked what I wanted from a car, and I said "diesel, automatic, 4x4, good accommodation". He explained that the waiting list for the Yeti was long and that he could not discount a Yeti. He then led me to a Superb Elegance and said there was an offer on them, no VAT. I agreed a price for my own car and ordered the Superb. Nevertheless, I had to wait around 15 weeks for delivery, but they did keep me advised of progess throughout and they honoured the trade in price agreed originally on my car. In the past 10 years I have had a Mercedes W 211 E Class 320 CDI, a Mercedes W 220 S Class 320 CDI and an R Class mercedes 320 CDI. The Superb can match any of them for accommodation, specification, build quality, comfort and pretty much on performance too - and these were much more expensive cars. But Mercedes do not procduce a 4x4 saloon car in the UK. The Superb has just had its first service and its first birthday. No rattles or squeaks and fault free throughout. Brim to brim economy is 43 mpg, but once the car is properly run in I expect at least another 5 mpg. The equivalent Passat would cost 50% more for the same spec, and an Audi A6 would cost double the price of the Skoda. Badge engineering? I think the laugh is on them - the Superb is the "thinking man's Audi"!

  • 2.0 TDI CR 170 5dr

    Bartek Basinski , norfolk . Date: 21/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    My review is about the car.... or is it? At the minute I am not sure if my lack of satisfaction is the car OR Main Skoda Dealer. It will be 2 yrs since I have the Superb and until my first visit to the service all was like a poetry. But then car became a devil. On the warranty finale year I had changed aerial twice, door handle and door mechanism twice. After 1st MOT exhaust sensor failed and after second service electric water pump failed. Now I have air con compressor fault and another £700 to spent only because 12 months ago I had air con service done by Skoda and since then it never worked again as before. But service did not see the problem. Of course. On the other hand it could be just a coincidence and simply my Superb is terrible to own. All in all despite I love the look of the car, the magical heated seat and quietness of the cabin and the space, I do not have £300 to spent on repairs every month. But if you lucky enough to have faultless Superb, it can not get better than this. Huge boot, great sat nav and system stereo, 54 mpg on motorway driving 80 mph and many, many more gadgets available it all makes you think "Who can give more?". And the answer is: "NO one for the price of 20K". Would I get another one? Only the service quality makes me wonder.

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