Used Skoda Superb Saloon 2002 - 2008 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

2002 - 2008 review
Skoda Superb Saloon (02 - 08)
  • Skoda Superb Saloon (02 - 08)
  • Skoda Superb Saloon (02 - 08)
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Skoda Superb saloon?

The Superb is generally very sturdy, but you need to be a bit more cautious with the 1.8 T model, particularly on early cars. It can suffer ignition coil failure, which may cause it to misfire and eventually break down. We've also heard some reports of the climate control unit giving trouble, so give all the electrical kit a good check, too.

Don't forget to see that the headlamps work. It's not a deal breaker, of course, but the front bulbs are fiddly and time-consuming to replace on a Superb - get the seller to do it.

The Superb makes a fine minicab, so watch out for any ex-taxis that have had their mileage tampered with or been used too hard. With servicing, though, high mileage should be no problem, so a full service history is essential.

What are the most common problems with a used Skoda Superb saloon?

Is a used Skoda Superb saloon reliable?