What used Skoda Superb estate will I get for my budget?
Bought from a trader, or privately, it’s possible to pick up this generation of Superb Estate for around £8000, especially if it has a higher than average mileage. Spending between £10,000 and £12,000 is probably a better bet for a good 2016 and 2017 car bought from an independent dealer, with an average mileage for the year and a full service history with either a petrol or diesel. Up the money further to between £13,000 and £15,000 for a tidy 2018 from a main dealer, and around £16,000 to £18,000 on a 2019, or even a 2020, car. It should be possible to secure a good 2020 car, possibly even a 2021 model, for between £22,000 to £30,000, depending on trim.
No Superb quite breaks into the free road tax band, but the 1.6 TDI Greenline comes close with CO2 emissions of 109g/km, followed closely by the 2.0-litre diesel at 112g/km. The cylinder deactivation technology of the 148bhp 1.4 and 1.5-litre petrol helps to keep emissions down to 119 and 122g/km, respectively. Don't believe us? Well, the base engine 123bhp 1.4 petrol that does without such tech spits out more at 126g/km - almost as much as the 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel that's lumbered with an auto gearbox and four-wheel drive. Neither the 217bhp (146g/km) nor 276bhp (168g/km) 2.0-litre petrols are particularly green because they chuck out plenty of green house gasses.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information) while examples registered after this date will have the same flat rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. The current fee is £155 a year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing plans are available for the Superb, with reasonably-priced plans payable by direct debit covering two or three services, depending upon the length of cover you want. Examples aged between 1-10 years will either cost you £22.50 over 18 months for two services, or 24 payments of £28 for three visits. Alternatively, you go go for a fixed price service at £179 and add on any extra jobs (such as air and fuel filter replacements) separately, when required.