Skoda Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Skoda reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

What does Skoda mean?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Apr 2019

While Skoda does translate from Czech to mean "Too bad!", Skoda Auto is actually named after a Czech engineer. Emil Skoda owned Skoda Works, a leading arms manufacturer for the Astro-Hungarian military. In the '20s Skoda Works acquired Laurin-Klement, the car, motorbike and bicycle manufacturer, to rebrand the company and operate as the car manufacturer we know today.

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Who makes Skoda?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Apr 2019

Skoda is owned by Volkswagen Group. The Skoda brand build cars out of the Czech Republic while Volkswagen also build Skoda cars out of Slovakia, India, Russia and China.

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Who owns Skoda?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Apr 2019

Skoda Auto is owned by Volkswagen Group. Other car companies that fall under the VW Group banner include Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT and, of course, Volkswagen.

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Where is Skoda made?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Apr 2019

The main Skoda factory remains in the Czech Republic in Mladá Boleslav. They also have plants in Kvasiny, Vrchlabi and Prague. Volkswagen owns the Skoda brand so outside of the Czech Republic, Skodas are made in Slovakia, India, Russia and China, predominantly in Volkswagen plants.

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Is the Skoda Kodiaq 4 wheel drive?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Feb 2019

Australian customers currently have a choice of two petrol-powered Skoda Kodiaq models, both featuring 4x4 drive systems using electronic diff lock options for off-roading or low-grip situations. 

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Skoda Kodiaq: What can it tow?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2019

The Skoda Kodiaq towing capacity is officially listed as 2000kg of braked trailer and 750kg of unbraked trailer.

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Skoda Kodiaq: Where is it built?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2019

Skoda's Kodiaq mid-size crossover SUV is built in the Czech Republic, China, India, Russia, and the Ukraine.

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Skoda Yeti 2012: What to look out for?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2019

There’s no way to tell if the DSG gearbox will play up in the future, all you can do now is to test drive the car in as many driving situations as you can and look for anything that might suggest an underlying problem. If it drives ok I wouldn’t be concerned about it. Brakes do tend to wear out faster on European cars than cars from Asia, and parts are likely to be a little more expensive. It’s important to verify the low odometer reading, and it should have a record of regular servicing.

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Skoda Superb: Cruise control failure

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Dec 2018

It hasn’t been hit, which would be obvious to an experienced eye, and there haven’t been any repairs done to it, so how does Skoda explain that. Your options are to continue pursuing Skoda to repair your car for free, enlist the help of your state consumer affairs people in the hope they might be able to assist you, or pay for it yourself and move on.

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Volkswagen Golf: Will the GTE come to Australia?

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Dec 2018

Despite VW's plan to include the Golf GTE in its line-up, the variant is no longer available. The company anticipates that rather than introduce a PHEV, it will go directly to EVs in Australia. But it's possible that its sister brand, Skoda will get the eventual production version of the Vision RS PHEV that was shown here a while ago. We're told that wouldn't be before 2021.

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