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SKODA SUPERB Saloon 2002‑2008

4.6
Based on 24 reviews
SKODA SUPERB Saloon 2002‑2008

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peterm49

Skoda Superb Laurin Klement V 6 diesel who'd buy a Merc?

SKODA SUPERB 2.5 V6 TDI Laurin + Klement 4dr Tip Auto (Review date: 22nd October '14)

4.8

All the toys great build goes like the wind and for a V6-economical. However, always use a main dealer for all repairs. Local Independent will struggle with the V6 and electrics. Bulb replacement-£80 incorrectly fit cost £302 to sort.

Best bang for your money around-but keep it quiet everyone will want one

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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bergerac

Skoda Superb Elegance 2.5 tdi Tiptronic

SKODA SUPERB 2.5 V6 TDI Elegance 4dr Tip Auto (Review date: 13th January '14)

3.8

I have had my Superb for 4 years and initially I only bought it as we had a newborn and having read the reviews of owners and the media about this model, I thought this would be a cracking purchase, a car from the VW stable surely is going to be reliable, plus that V6 TDi will be a reliable workhorse for many yrs. Oops.

Glow plugs snapped - new cylinder head - very expensive.

Diesel pump failed - very expensive.

CV boots ripped to shreds - not that expensive, but very common on this model.

Leaking rain water in the front and the back, multiple sources, fundamental design flaws carried over from the Passat, with which this model shares many issues.

On the plus side, good light (HID) bixenon output after replacing ageing Philips bulbs with new Osrams,

Great cruiser on the autobahns.

Kids sleep well in the back, it's quiet, powerful, and can do 500 miles at high speed on a tank.

Cruise control on, no hill is an obstacle. The torque of the engine spans a wide rpm range. No sweat.

Do not buy a V6 tdi if it has been long life serviced - it grinds cams to dust! Mine is now on 121k miles and original cams still sweet - been serviced on fully synthetic oils every 7-10k miles, and loves it.

Make sure you have a garage that knows about this engine - they are very specific and require specialist knowledge - dealers regularly get it wrong - as do many VW specialists who see one too rarely to really know them well. Otherwise good cars. My family love ours, those long distance journeys seem a third of the actual distance in this motor.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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anotherskodaguy

Avoid The 140 PD

SKODA SUPERB 2.0 TDI PD 140 Elegance 4dr (Review date: 27th November '13)

3.3

The Super saloon 2006 TDI 140 is a nice car with one fatal flaw. Poor oil pump design leads to premature oil pump failure. This then causes consequential Turbo failure.

Mine went at 39,000 miles just out of warranty. Cost me a fortune to repair.

It has been a known problem for many years but there was no factory recall. If you are going to buy one of these check that the oil pump has already been replaced. If not, its an expensive ticking time bomb.

(check skoda forums for confirmation)

By all means take the plunge but know what you are getting into. Otherwise buy the TDI 130 elegance which has almost all the performance without the oil pump issue.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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desiking

Great car

SKODA SUPERB 1.9 TDI PD 105 Classic 4dr (Review date: 24th July '13)

5

Great car just goes on and on! Cheap to run and feels like a top class car. Just love it. Bought it second hand with 36k miles and the diesel just drives so smooth on motor ways that you just need to touch the accelerator and it just flies.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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desiking

Wonderful car

SKODA SUPERB 1.9 TDI PD 105 Classic 4dr (Review date: 14th July '13)

5

Great Car no other words. Bought it second hand at 39K miles and it has been a wonderful experience. I have owned it for two years now.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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seanjmclaughlin

Skoda Superb is what it says Superb

SKODA SUPERB 1.9 TDI PD 100 Classic 4dr (Review date: 23rd March '12)

5

I have a Superb. Initally I went looking for a Toyota Avensis, however I'm pleased I didn't find one.

The Superb has a large boot and plenty of room in the back, perfect for a young family. The pram can easily fit in the boot and space in the rear compartment is perfectly suited for putting the baby seats in and still having the space for the baby bags on the floor.

On long journeys it is very economical and very comfortable.

I left London once with a full tank and when I arrived in Co. Donegal, Ireland I still had half a tank left. It is very quick to respond when required.

The only fault I have had to deal with is the replacement of 2 drive shafts after over 90k miles.

When I go looking for my next car it will definately be a Skoda again and perhaps the new Superb.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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mmcc44

Spacious and good to drive

SKODA SUPERB 1.9 TDI PD 130 Comfort 4dr Tip Auto (Review date: 20th January '12)

4.5

Love my skoda, first time for me driving an automatic car. Its spacious and comfortable. I drive roughly 300 miles per week and spend roughly 2 hours per day in my car. The reverse parking is great for me. It costs me £75.00 a week diesel, however considering the miles I drive I still think my car is economical. Sometimes when I am overtaking I think my car is sluggish and would love it to have more power.One thing I do really like is the cruise control for long journeys on the motorway, have to stay focused when using it. Looking at the pro's I would say its very comfortable to drive, reliable and easy to maintain and run.

The cons would be it is quite big to park, although the parking sensors are are a great help.

Would recommend this car and do think Skoda is a very reliable make of car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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volvoman

Second Superb

SKODA SUPERB 1.9 TDI PD 130 Elegance 4dr Tip Auto (Review date: 20th January '12)

4.5

I used to own Volvo's but after a few problems with an S80 I needed a quick fill in car and came across a cheapish Superb which I bought.

What a surprise the car was.

Inside the rear seat had masses of room even with the front seats fully back

The car controls were in the right place and at night they were all subtely lit including the gearstick which has an LED light shining down from above the windscreen to iluminate it

The boot is massive.

The TDi engineis as with all VW is responsive and very very economical.

It is not a sportscar and does not drive like one but if you want to drive from Germany to the UK and get out as fresh as you felt when you got in this is the car for you.

I am now on my second Superb having given my first to my daughter.

Very Very reliable over 100,000 on my first Superb no faults and still going

72,000 on my second no faults and still going

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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krzysztofW

superb!!!

SKODA SUPERB 1.9 TDI PD 130 Comfort 4dr (Review date: 4th November '11)

5

excellent car, very economical, spacious, never had any problems. Loved it!!! i'd recommend to anyone.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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markD

Skoda Superb

SKODA SUPERB 2.5 V6 TDI 160 Elegance 4dr Tip Auto (Review date: 31st October '11)

5

Best car I have ever owned. Fantastic performance from the 2.5 V6 diesel Audi engine mated to the auto tiptronic gearbox makes it a pleasure to drive. The elegance model has everything from sat nav haeted seats, even in the back and loads of leg room.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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