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Overall reader verdict 5 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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35 reader reviews for Skoda Superb Saloon.
  • 2.5 V6 TDi 155 Elegance 4dr

    Simon Morris , Cleveland . Date: 10/01/2006
    • 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

    My car

    There is normally only one reason that people won't buy a Skoda, and that is because it has a Skoda badge on it. I must admit, I was a little like that, but this is now my second. I have owned a fabia, and now the big, full fat, caffeine-crammed 2.5 V6 TDi Superb. And I say to anyone laughing at me, you stick to your Euro box and I will get value for money, a great dealer and a fantastically built car.

    And it is... I traded my VW Touran for this car, because of the dealership's incapacity to solve even the smallest issue. The Skoda deal has alway been helpful, and knew who I was as soon as I walked through the door. They gave me a good price for my troubled Touran and then gave me a very good price on the Superb. What I can't get over is how much I got for the money. Satellite-navigation, leather upholstery, electric seats, masses of space...

    All I would say to anyone thinking about one is, just drive one. Make up your mind when you are behind the wheel - trust me, when you sit in the big heated seats you won't want to get out. And just think, buying one of these makes you a pioneer... one sat in a comfy arm-chair, as it gently heats your bottom.

    It's superbly built, the dealer is A1, it's cheap to buy, there's lots of space, it's very quick and not bad to run either.

  • 1.9 TDI PD 130 Classic 4dr

    Niall Frazer , Surrey . Date: 29/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I've had it from new for 1.5 years. It started to sound like a tractor after a year but was fixed when I took it to the garage (loose something on the air-intake).

    The back seats don't fold down but I knew this before I chose the car. I believe this has been changed on newer models. I've heard wind noise is a intrusive but I haven't had a problem with it.

    It looks good, has good poke, a great interior, and all round is a good car.

    The biggest moan I have is about the dealers.

    I would recommend this car but I think Skoda needs to improve the aftersales departments.

    It's a company car and I chose it above a Mondeo, Vectra, Peugeot 406 and a lot of others, and no regrets.

  • 1.9 TDI PD 130 Classic 4dr

    Andrew Dewhurst Date: 19/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    As hard as I try, I find it almost impossible to fault this car.

    It is extremely quiet at all engine speeds, only being heard under hard acceleration, when a suitably pleasing growl is produced. Build quality is excellent, and I would say is on a par with the best. Everything feels as if it is built to last forever.

    I achieve marginally less than 50mpg on average, and drive the car quite hard. It pulls very well at all speeds, even producing a smile on my face in the 3rd gear rev range.

    Space is enormous, with almost ridiculous amounts of legroom and headroom, complete with a cavernous boot. I also get folding rear seats, allowing me to carry two full size adult mountain bikes. How many saloon cars can you do that in?

    I love this car, and whilst I was a little nervous about owning my first Skoda, it looks fabulous in its pearlescent black paint, and gets a lot of compliments. I'll definately have another one! Go test drive one!

  • 1.9 TDI PD 130 Elegance 4dr

    nigel broxton Date: 11/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    'Well, they're not like they used to be' is a familiar refrain heard by any driver of the Skoda range these days.

    This is a fact that had not escaped my attention either.

    The Superb is the type of car that certainly suprises people and, from the company-car angle, offers a great deal of booty while denying the Inland Revenue that extra cut of your cash - though Euro III at present.

    The exterior is a pleasant, classic and unfussy mix, which promises to hold together well - although I believe that a face-lift is due next year with a new model in 2007.

    A lot of comparison is made with the VW Passat, which is a compliment that I think is shared.

    I chose the Elegance with the no-cost-option alloy wheels and 45 aspect tyres, which means that handling and road-holding are improved. Yes, there is still a full-size spare wheel.

    Interior-wise, the car offers all that you expect from a big saloon, including a competent sat-nav (which works) and electric leather seats. Comfort is good with plenty of space to get the family or mother in law in, with conversation a pleasure thanks to low noise levels.

    The boot is big with rear seatbacks that can be tilted - though this is no hatchback.

    Options are good and much cheaper than the VW list. Even the Road Angel safety system is available.

    So a very good blend of practicality, equipment and value for money, which promises to go for miles in an efficient fashion.

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