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MR-PUNANNY
25-07-10, 03:13 PM
Hey lads,

My cousin just called me ask if i know about these, to be honest i never even heard of it. Quick google search shows an ugly sedan. He says its a 1.8, he has it as a test drive atm, and trading in his X-Trail. He was looking at the Kizashi and Honda Euro too. They want 36k for the skoda and its 6000kms old.

Any input? For myself Id stay away from most things Euro.

Forg
25-07-10, 03:16 PM
It's basically a LWB Audi A4, but at a much reduced price & in a body that looks a little bit dated. Doesn't seem to be a bad thing, by all accounts.

I don't now if I'd avoid one any more than I'd avoid a non-basic Suzuki, an Accord Euro is probably a safer bet but it might be less interesting (although if he's likely to unload the car as soon as he's offload the Entrail then I reckon the Euro will cost him craploads less overall - non-shit-model Honda resale is pretty good).

TonyJZX
25-07-10, 03:16 PM
Superb 118TSI Ambition (7sp DSG)

$43,634.00*

sound right?

VW freaks will tell you all about the motor....

lonewolf
25-07-10, 03:19 PM
its a good motor, audi uses it in the A4 and in the lower spec golfs
I think the diesel would be better for the bulk torque, but more expensive.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/73712/skoda-superb-wagon-review-road-test/

leg room is pretty ridiculous in the back, haha

MR-PUNANNY
25-07-10, 03:22 PM
its a good motor, audi uses it in the A4 and in the lower spec golfs
I think the diesel would be better for the bulk torque, but more expensive.

http://www.caradvice.com.au/73712/skoda-superb-wagon-review-road-test/

leg room is pretty ridiculous in the back, haha

Wagon looks good, but his is a sedan. Thanks for the input lads. From those pics on caradvice looks to have a lot of rear leg space!

Mr Purple
25-07-10, 03:52 PM
As probably the only Skoda owner on here (Octavia RS) I have to say that they are a good thing.

1.8 Superb may be a little slow, but he won't notice coming from an X-trail.

Only hesitation I would have would be that they were $38k driveaway odd new. He's not really saving that much for a 6000km demo unless it's packed with options.

GTREA
25-07-10, 03:56 PM
If it were me, and I was faced with the choice of a Kizashi, Accord or Superb id take the Skoda.

MR-PUNANNY
25-07-10, 04:21 PM
thanks for input guys, looks like he is getting the skoda :sandyvag:

rj_astra
25-07-10, 04:50 PM
It's actually a hatchback...

psssi98
25-07-10, 05:10 PM
I'd have the 191kw AWD Wagon in Black.

Bozz
25-07-10, 06:20 PM
As probably the only Skoda owner on here (Octavia RS) I have to say that they are a good thing.

1.8 Superb may be a little slow, but he won't notice coming from an X-trail.

Only hesitation I would have would be that they were $38k driveaway odd new. He's not really saving that much for a 6000km demo unless it's packed with options.

One of two mate

Mr Purple
25-07-10, 08:29 PM
Well, the Skoda representation on this forum has doubled since I last checked!

Octavia RS as well?

Bozz
25-07-10, 09:19 PM
Yup :)

matt b
25-07-10, 09:50 PM
The Superb has had good reviews in the Aussie car mags but sales have been prety slow to date.

troopa
26-07-10, 10:30 AM
Depreciation is going to be a bitch..

cobba
27-07-10, 05:33 PM
The skoda was top gears 2009 luxury car of the year

thedude
27-07-10, 06:00 PM
Skoda = Great european cars without the stupid badge tax.

MR-PUNANNY
01-08-10, 06:11 PM
hey is this a turbo car?

thedude
01-08-10, 07:17 PM
1.8 Petrol Turbo 4, 2.0 Diesel Turbo 4 or 3.6 V6.

SausageFingers
01-08-10, 07:20 PM
I've got a VW and Skoda Drive day tomorrow at Paul Morris Racing.

Will get some pics and let ya know how she goes.

rj_astra
01-08-10, 11:07 PM
They are being discounted http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/skodas-superb-discount-20100728-10vb5.html

Steve
02-08-10, 08:22 PM
Fitted a set of reverse sensors to an Octavia today. Seemed like a pretty nice car for something I'd never seen nor heard of before, and was easy enough to work on.

rjw180
02-08-10, 09:45 PM
They are being discounted http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/skodas-superb-discount-20100728-10vb5.html

Got excited when I saw this:

"Best saving on the Skoda Superb is reserved for the flagship all-wheel-drive Elegance 3.6-litre V6 turbo petrol six-speed DSG auto Elegance 4 x 4 now below the luxury tax threshold at $55,988 drive-away, a saving of over $5000."

But looks like a typo. Google can't find reference to this anywhere. Must be the R36 N/A engine.

jampac
02-08-10, 09:50 PM
Jesus christ, I thought my subaru was ugly.

TonyJZX
02-08-10, 09:55 PM
that's a bad angle

it looks lot better from rear angles and esp. the wagon

doesn't surprise me they ain't selling

jampac
02-08-10, 10:02 PM
that's a bad angle

it looks lot better from rear angles and esp. the wagon

doesn't surprise me they ain't selling

Where is the smiley throwing up, cause that's what I felt like doing when I saw that pic. Maybe I need to drink lots of Czech beer to make it look good.

TonyJZX
02-08-10, 10:04 PM
yeah i'm with you... odd brand name and fairly odd looking car

Forg
03-08-10, 09:36 AM
Jesus christ, I thought my subaru was ugly.
'Tis OK, we're all behind you there. :)

Mr Purple
03-08-10, 10:44 AM
Jesus christ, I thought my subaru was ugly.

You're making the mistake of judging the range on the looks of the base model car. It's like looking at a VE Omega and thinking all Commodores look like that.

They're not actually that ugly, or good looking, just inoffensive. I bought the Octavia because the Subaru was too ugly to live with.

Resale question is an interesting one - redbook is quoting 65% for some reason, which I doubt.

Superb looks ok in top spec, especially in the wagon:

http://indianautosblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/2010_skoda_superb_wagon.jpg

nash
03-08-10, 03:14 PM
That wagon looks like a nice family car. Not too ugly at all.

itsnotagsr
03-08-10, 04:08 PM
I would expect it to get smashed on resale. But that would happen to most cars if you held it long enough. The key is to look at the value of the purchase price compared to other VAG products.

Mr Purple
03-08-10, 06:22 PM
They're slightly cheaper than the equivalent Volkswagen.

I think the mistake Skoda have made in this country is bringing in the top spec of everything. The Octavia is basically a Golf GTI, but has 18 inch wheels, leather seats and parking sensors as standard.

You can easily get a petrol Octavia RS for $38k driveaway, versus $46k driveaway for a 5 door Golf GTI. But to spec the Golf GTI up to the level of the Octavia RS you're looking at $3-4k in extras i.e. $49k.

Skoda should have brought in an Octavia RS with exactly the same specs as a base Golf GTI and sold it for $34k in my opinion. Would be unbeatable. Mine was $32k (pre facelift model) brand new, driveaway, and nothing is close to it for that price.

rj_astra
03-08-10, 06:30 PM
You can get povo-ish spec Octavias and Superbs. Both are bigger than the equivalent VW product (Jetta and Passat)

xbgs351
03-08-10, 06:55 PM
I saw tonnes of Skodas in France and Belgium when I was over there recently. The Octavias were certainly one of the more popular cars around.

Forg
03-08-10, 09:58 PM
Don't remember noticing that many Skodas while in Belgium ~2yrs ago, but maybe that's because they were selling in Oz. I do remember seeing them while in Yewrop with mates ~9yrs ago, and at that time they were a lot more modern in terms of styling; probably the current models. :) Them and Seats, they were pretty sexy to look at compared to the equivalents here ... Hyundais and Protons.