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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.

Audi issued $1.3b fine over dieselgate scandal

Audi issued $1.3b fine over dieselgate scandal

17 Oct 2018 · by Andrew Chesterton

The fallout from the dieselgate scandal continues, with Audi today fined a staggering 800 million euros.

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Which hatchback should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2018

The best times to buy are usually the end of the financial year, or at model run-out times, that's when the specials are on. The CVT and dual-clutch autos are both still unknowns in terms of long-term reliability, but either should be ok over the five years you plan to keep the car. Any of the cars you list, and the list is a long one, would be ok. It really comes down to what you like.

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Is the DSG gearbox good in a Volkswagen or Skoda wagon?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

The DSG is a brilliant idea, but it was affected by a couple of issues that soured the experience for a lot of owners. The latest DSG is not affected by the problems of the older units; there have been a lot of improvements made to overcome the issues it had. You can buy one with confidence.

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Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall program

Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall program

30 Jul 2018 · by Spencer Leech

Volkswagen Group Australia will tomorrow initiate its call back program for Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles caught up in the Takata airbag recall.

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Are Skodas unreliable?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jun 2018

Skoda is part of VW, so there’s no reason to believe spare parts are any harder to get, or that problems are not properly addressed.

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Gearbox problems with a 2017 Skoda Fabia

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Mar 2018

It’s still under Skoda’s new car warranty, so they are responsible for fixing it. You should continue to attempt to deal with the company to get it fixed. If you feel that Skoda is not taking the appropriate action than take them to the ACCC and try and get something happening that way.

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Takata recall: Skoda and Jaguar Land Rover confirm affected models

Takata recall: Skoda and Jaguar Land Rover confirm affected models

6 Mar 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

Czech brand Skoda and British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have revealed which models will be recalled as part of the wide-spread mandatory Takata airbag call back.

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Defective Takata airbags trigger mandatory recall of 2.3 million vehicles

Defective Takata airbags trigger mandatory recall of 2.3 million vehicles

28 Feb 2018 · by Ron Hammerton

The Australian government has issued a compulsory recall of 2.3 million vehicles affected by faulty Takata airbags based on information provided from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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What to consider for a family car?

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Oct 2017

You’ve covered some important things, like reversing cameras. All of the current cars come with ISOFIX baby seat mounting points, which are also must-have items when you’ve got kids to transport. It probably comes down to what your wife is comfortable driving, so I would suggest test-driving a number of different cars before making your decision.

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What car is big enough to sleep in the back of?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Oct 2017

It's hard to give you a definite recommendation, as most cargo measurements are in litres rather than floor length, but I reckon most mid-size wagons and large SUVs would do the job for you. 

Most of these have a flat boot floor with the seats folded, and likely have ample body length for sleeping. 

So Mazda6, Skoda Superb or Ford Mondeo wagons are worth a look, plus large SUVs like the Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe

Don't be afraid to try them out for size at the dealers either. You'd certainly test out a mattress before buying right?!

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