New company car, replaced a Honda Civic Hybrid. The Skoda Superb is excellent, loads of toys and my favorite is the electronic memory function for the seats and mirrors, makes it far easier if there is more than one driver of the car. I have only had this car for 7 weeks and have only done 3,000 miles, but so far it appears to be performing well. The MPG is ok, but not as high as the average claimed yet, With previous diesel cars I've had I have found that higher MPG does not come in until the engine has done at least 10,000 miles. so hopefully it will be more than capable of the stated MPG. The car is excellent to drive and does not feel "almost, too big" with front and rear parking sensors it is easy to park and manouvere. The reversing lights are not bright enough in my opinion though, which is quite common with newer cars, not much use in the dark where reversing is the only option. The Superb feels safe, and the 1.6 engine is more than capable. On long journeys the car is more than comfortable for both the driver and passengers. On bends and country roads the car feels very safe, and the headlights on the ellegance model are crystal clear for night driving, although other driver sometimes think that you have full beam on, but they soon stop flashing if you flash back!! The front heated seats stopped working after two weeks, but the Skoda dealer have sorted them with no issues.
Ruaraidh Mackinnon, December 27th 2011