Skoda Superb Also Reliable As A Used Vehicle

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Skoda Superb Also Reliable As A Used Vehicle
Skoda Superb Also Reliable As A Used Vehicle

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Video: Should You Buy A Used SKODA SUPERB? (Quick Test Drive and Review) 2023, September

The Skoda Superb hardly causes any grief. The flagship of the Czech VW subsidiary is still affordable as a used vehicle.

A weak rear engine, road holding like a soap box and infinitely loud - that was the image of Skoda in the past. Customer acceptance has increased since the Czech brand became part of Volkswagen. Some buyers strike with the argument that they can get Wolfsburg technology at a low price. The fact that Skoda has long since become socially acceptable in the car market is best demonstrated by the flagship Superb. In technical terms, at least the ADAC assesses the model, which many attribute to the upper middle class, as “very inconspicuous”.

Skoda Superb hardly asked

The Superb has not been registered often enough in this country to make it into the ADAC breakdown statistics. Nevertheless, the club's breakdown helpers made notes: According to them, apart from flat tires and discharged batteries, the car hardly caused any grief to its owners. Only in diesel vehicles from the years 2002 to 2004 did occasional defective generators and malfunctions in the engine management cause trouble. The latter also left many a gasoline engine from 2002 lying around. Turbo hoses sometimes slipped out of the mounts on diesel engines from 2002 and 2003.

The model name Superb has a long tradition at Skoda: the brand presented a luxury model with this name as early as 1934, which was built until 1949. In 2001, history was recollected at the company's headquarters in Mladá Boleslav and the Superb was revived, even though the Geneva exhibition vehicle was still called the Skoda Montreux at the time. The car was launched in Germany in 2002. In 2006 there was a slight facelift. In 2008 Skoda launched the second, somewhat stretched current generation. Since then, the Superb has been 4.84 meters in length, and the sedan's trunk volume has grown to at least 565 liters. A combination variant has also been available since 2010.

Downsizing on the Skoda Superb

The downsizing trend did not leave Skoda unaffected: a four-cylinder engine with a displacement of just 1.4 liters but 92 kW / 125 hp has been available for the Superb since 2009. Otherwise, depending on the year of construction and generation, the car got gasoline engines with engine outputs between 85 kW / 115 PS and 191 kW / 260 PS, developed by a six-cylinder. The diesel drives produce between 74 kW / 100 PS and 125 kW / 170 PS. A V6 diesel is no longer available since the generation change.

According to the Schwacke list, anyone interested in a used limousine must plan at least around 5700 euros for the purchase of a Superb 2.0 Classic from 2002. However, these 85 kW / 115 PS models already have an average of 125,200 kilometers on the clock. A station wagon from 2009 with the mentioned 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine in the Comfort variant costs around 14,050 euros with an assumed mileage of 50,750 kilometers. If you are looking for a diesel with a large load volume, you should calculate a good 23,450 euros for the Superb Combi 2.0 TDI with all-wheel drive and 125 kW / 170 PS from 2010 in the top Elegance line. According to Schwacke surveys, such vehicles have covered an average of 41,550 kilometers. (dpa / tmn)