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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.
  • 1.9 TDI S 5dr

    martin meighan , . Date: 25/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    Dont buy it, the clutch and flywheel system will fail and fail again. Also the heating system suits itself I have been waiting for 10 months to have mine fixed after numerous attempts and I have come to the conclusion that skoda cannot fix it because they dont know how to. I have contacted skoda customer care and all I have been told is that the issue's are between you and the retailer so dont contact them as there is nothing they can do.

    SKODA MANUFACTURER OF UNHAPPY DRIVERS

  • 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE 5dr

    Steve Gascoyne Date: 17/03/2011
    • 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

    My car

    This is just a bit of an update to a review I posted back in March now that the Superb and I are several months and several thousand miles down the road together.

    So what's my view now? Well better than ever actually.

    The Superb still wows everyone who's been driven in it. With its quiet refinement and 'planted' feel on the road, it feels every inch the high-class exec saloon and not something which is priced against top-end hatchbacks. The cabin and boot space is still mind-boggling considering that the external dimensions are much the same as a Passat/Mondeo/Insignia - I'm still not quite sure how Skoda have managed that trick...

    One thing I really must say is that the Superb looks far more hansom in the metal then in photos. Before I bought it, I was a bit concerned that it was boxy and a bit awkward, but in reality, it's a good looking car from pretty much any angle.

    Lastly economy. I do a 96 mile round-trip commute to work every day. Admittedly it's all motorway, I travel outside rush-hour and don't hurry, but my average consumption brim-to-brim is currently 52.2mpg As I do approx. 20k miles per year, consumption is a big consideration for me, but even though I do make a concerted effort to drive economically (at least on the work commute), getting this kind of economy from a car of this size is very impressive.

  • 2.0 TDI CR 140 SE 5dr

    Steven Gascoyne , Hertfordshire . Date: 12/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    I came around to this car as a left-field choice for something bigger and more comfortable for the 20k miles I do commuting each year. Initially I was looking at a Passat but disliked the fact that the Passat and the dealers seems to think the world owes them a favour because it's a VW.

    The Passat was disappointing for two main reasons - For one it's quite poorly spec'd for an expensive car which aspires to an up-market customer. A specific bug-bear being that even the top spec Sport doesn't have parking sensors as standard. On a car nearly 5m long, that's a big mistake and a cheeky £400+ option. Secondly the cabin of the Passat just doesn't feel very special to be in and some of the materials actually feel cheap. The back seat area is also very spartan and quite boring.

    By comparison, the Superb is quite literally just that. It looks far more distinctive and has more individual styling with more character. Inside it's just fantastic, with a fit, finish and level of spec that makes its VW cousin the Passat look mean by comparison. Also, the comments about it's huge size are actually misleading, as although the interior space is HUGH (in particular the rear leg room), Skoda have somehow managed all this in a car that is actually a couple of inches shorter and narrower than the Passat AND 65kg lighter.

    On top of all this it's a total joy to drive, having the same chassis, engine and transmission as the latest generation Passat. Fantastic!

  • 2.0 TDI 140 Elegance 5dr

    Warren Hunter , . Date: 13/08/2009
    • 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
      47

    My car

    About to hand my 3 yr old superb back to the lease company. It will be a fight. This car has been fantastic. It has been perfect. 60,000 miles on and nothing has gone wrong. Nothing. It has been comfortable, refined and reliable. It has amazing spec and i have loved the sat nav, media system (upload all my music onto the inbuilt hard drive via SD card), and the DVD system is awesome. The bluetooth phone is also excellent. There's loads of room in it, a massive boot, the twindoor boot is quality. There is no discernable wear to the interior, and it still smells new - a lovely leather/new car smell! Xenon headlamps are brill, and they point round bends. I'll be lost without them.

    I still think for the money this is a far better car than any equivilant BMW, Audi or Mercedes and i would decline giving up my skoda for any of them. It averages 50mpg. Unfortunately this car is no longer on our company car list, so i'm gutted as i would have been thrilled to have gone for a new one. I cannot recommend this car enough, it has by far been the best car i have ever had. That's an accolade i wouldnt hand out if it wasnt worthy.

    Congratulations skoda - only niggle - it could be a bit prettier!

Skoda Superb Hatchback

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