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2012 Skoda Superb 118TSI Elegance review

After owning a Skoda Octavia RS and five years of faultless ownership, it was natural to consider another Skoda product. Owner reviews of the Skoda Superb tended to be glowing and I liked the used price point. I was checking out a Ford 2016 FG XR6 and spotted the spotless used Superb wagon on the lot...

2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 review

I've been driving performance Golfs for a long time – from early VR6-powered stuff to later GTI models with the ever-tuneable EA888 2.0T. Having a young family, it was time to move into something bigger and more practical. Being a VW person, the Mk7.5 Golf R wagon was high on that list, however I was disappointed that the rear seats didn’t offer much space and it is pretty much a Golf with a bigger boot space...

2016 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

About six months ago, I made the decision that it was time to update my ride. I set out to find a car that ticked as many boxes as physically possible, which is a harder task than you might think...

2016 Skoda Superb 140TDI review

I ordered my Mark 3 Superb 140TDI 140kW on its week of launch back in July 2015, and got it by the end of September 2015 from a local dealer in Bucharest, Romania. This is my third Skoda and the most expensive one. The list price was EUR31,000,  but I managed to pay just EUR28,000 due to discounts, fidelity et cetera...

2015 Skoda Octavia RS162 TSI review

In 2015, my wife and I had two very good cars, a 2013 Renault Megane GT-Line diesel and a 2014 Volkswagen Golf 110TDI R-Line wagon. Both were great cars, but we'd just had our first child and needed to do two things. Firstly, reduce from two cars to one, as I had just got a company car. Secondly, we needed a tad more room...

2012 Skoda Yeti 77TSI (4x2) review

When it came time to replace the then girlfriend's ageing small hatchback, the requirements were a smallish SUV, newish, safe and somewhat future-proofed should there be any additions to the family. It was just the two of us at the time. I reluctantly obliged on the SUV front and purchased the 2012 Skoda Yeti 77TSI seven-speed DSG as a demo from the dealer with about 1600km on the clock...

2013 Skoda Octavia Scout 103 TDI Premium review

When the odo’ clicked over 320,000km and the airbag light wouldn’t go out on the stopgap car that was my old Honda CR-V, I figured it was time to treat myself to something a little newer and a lot nicer. The trouble is, I am extremely picky when it comes to cars, and my criteria went something like this: European, all-wheel drive, wagon, manual, economical and definitely not an SUV...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

My wife and I have recently purchased an MY17 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI wagon from Thomson Skoda in Parramatta. I’m not new to the Volkswagen 'family' – I have previously owned a 2012 Volkswagen Polo GTI (6R), and I replaced that with a 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI (MK7). When we got engaged, I agreed to sell the Golf in order to save money for the wedding...

2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review

The new Skoda Superb has been getting… superb reviews (sorry, first and last one) from everyone, including journalists on this site. It should be a given then, that I would absolutely rave about it especially since it is my second Skoda Superb after owning a previous generation 118TSI Elegance for over four years...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

If Aldi ever made a car, the Skoda Octavia would be it. Sitting in its market segment as an outsider, the brand has been slowly working its way into the consciousness of the buying public. Slowly is accurate too. The Mazda 3 outsold Skoda’s entire range by 3000 for the month of June. Happily, due to the ever-improving products, you feel like you’re ahead of the curve somehow...

2014 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

This car offers a great blend of performance and practically. I purchased this car in 2014 and it's done 35,000km. I cross-shopped it against the Renault Megane GT 220 at the time. In my opinion, the Octavia's quality was better, and the ride reached a much better compromise between sport, and comfort...