From £17,075
Superb value for money, though we'd go for the 1.9 or 2.0 diesel engines over the 2.5 V6, which isn't significantly smoother.

Our Verdict

Skoda Superb 2008-2015

The Skoda Superb offers German quality and Czech pricing, but does that add up to a great deal?

20 December 2006

What's new?

Surely you've noticed the revised 2007 model-year lights front and back, indicators in the door mirrors and the extra chrome on the grille?

You haven't? Well what about the 'new dashboard configuration'?

Okay, we didn't spot them either. What we did spot (and you really couldn't fail to notice this) is that the Superb is still conspicuously good value.

This range-topper comes with everything from nappa leather upholstery to sat-nav to heated front and rear seats to 17in alloys, puddle lights in the mirrors and xenon headlights as standard for under 22 grand.

What's it like?

Remarkably good. The Superb focuses more on comfort than dynamic thrills, but that's fine.

It's very comfy, especially in the back, where there's enough legroom to keep a Harlem Globetrotter happy. No wonder so many Superbs are bought as taxis.

Most of those will run the 1.9 turbodiesel motor, which has just got a 10bhp boost to 115bhp. If you’re buying privately, we'd recommend the punchier 1.9 TDI 130 or the newer 2.0 TDi 140, but this 2.5 V6 isn’t really worth the extra cash.

It's okay, but little more refined and less economical.

Should I buy one?

If you want a high-quality limo-like machine with all the toys and you aren't worried about the badge, yes.

And you could make cash by picking up fares.

Rory Lumsdon

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