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.