My Superb Skoda

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    On 1st April 2017 I bought a 2011 Skoda Superb Elegance DSG for £8500 from a Skoda dealer with 66,000 miles on the clock. I bought it hoping that my wife would want it and would get out of the Range Rover that she hated so I could use it. I had got out of company cars the year before and had just sold our Mini GP for a very good price.

    The Skoda has been very good indeed. For four of us including two young children it fulfills our needs for a family car that is reliable and economical. Inside it is very spacious. Outside it is very ugly.

    Well, as of today it has done 83,000 miles and yesterday we returned from a 2200 mile trip to the Czech Republic and back for half term. On the way out we had the four of us in it, the boot was completely full plus a roof box that was full as well. Probably over weight as majority of bumps would cause us to hit the bump stops very easily!

    Return journey was a slightly lighter load. Did notice that we have a thermostat problem whereby the coolant temperature drops when driving even after an 800 mile drive, car going in for service on the 3rd March and for that to be looked at as well.

    Overall fuel consumption for our 2200 mile trip was 50.6mpg. I have had the emissions recall carried out on this car as well. Some owners complained of poor performance and worse fuel consumption afterwards, but nothing noticeable for us.

    To be honest, I am so impressed with it that when it requires replacing it will be another Skoda. I am testing a Skoda Kodiaq on the 3rd March with a possible view to replace my aging Range Rover with the VRS version that is supposed to be released later in 2018.

    Still seems like a sensible, good car purchase that we can run into the ground and not worry about as much. With winter tyres on the car was very stable and offered fantastic grip in the snow and especially when going up into the mountains as well.

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    Yup - Good Cars the Superb... mine is still doing the job well !
     
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    A colleague of mine was a real Skoda fan. He had three Superbs over the years and I guess that he's probably now on his fourth.
    He did try to encourage me to go for a test drive, but I resisted, and bought the 330d instead. :)
     
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    No doubt a good horse for the course, its the name that would stop me - regardless of the make.
     
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    The name is not great I admit but it was bought as a workhorse and a tool. Good car for long journeys though.

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    If you look at this picture there is a car somewhere with the roof box...

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    I would buy (an estate) one, or a Fabia (estate).
     
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    I wanted an estate but none were available when I wanted/needed one. Next one will be an estate or might get myself a Kodiaq to replace my Range Rover when he time comes. The hatchback still has a massive boot with the twin door access.

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    My current car is a 320d SE Touring. However, upon retiring in 3 and a half year's time I will be looking to get rid
    of it. I have a list of vehicles in mind, and the two Skoda mentioned up-thread are on the list.

    I honestly don't thnk there are many bad cars out there; I just hope that I get one that doesn't fail from a
    quality control aspect.
     
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    Also, this is the first car that I have ever bought winter wheels and tyres for. Temperature wise it has been low enough, but they were put to great use in Czech and also this week with all of the snow.

    The Range Rover and the Discover and Defender before that were all ok, but it is certainly noticeable that they are on the car and significantly better than summer tyres!

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    Car rolled over 90000 miles yesterday. Bought on the 1st April 2017 with 66,600 on the clock

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    But it's superb! :D
     
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