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's a good, medium-sized sedan for touring?
The demand for manual gearboxes is so low today that it’s not worth car companies doing all the compliance work needed when they know they would only sell a handful of cars. You might have to loo at something like a Holden Commodore.
What is the fuel consumption on 2017 Skoda Kodiaq?
The Skoda Kodiaq is available with either a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. The claimed fuel consumption of the turbo petrol engine is 7.6 L/100 km; the consumption of the turbo- diesel is 5.9 L/100 km combined.
Audi Q3, Honda Accord, Skoda Yeti and Rapid recalled
The Australasian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced another round of national safety recalls, with models from Audi, Honda and Skoda impacted by the call backs.Read More
Fun and reliable first cars
Both are fun cars to drive, they’re relatively new, so should be reliable. I would prefer the Swift; I reckon you’ll get a better run out of it.
When were VW's cam chain tensioner problems resolved?
All model years 2008-2013 appear to be affected.
We understand a new tensioner was fitted from 2012.
ACCC issues fourteen recalls in past fortnight
A number of potentially hazardous faults have been identified in vehicles sold in Australia, prompting a wide range of recalls.Read More
Best replacement for a Calais
With local production shutting down the big-car choices are getting fewer and fewer, but right now you can still buy a Calais if that's what you like. You can also buy an equivalent Falcon or Toyota Aurion. There are more expensive cars, from the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi etc. that would suit, but they come with a much higher price tag than a Calais. Others you could try are a Skoda Superb, a Honda Accord V6 Luxury if you're prepared to give up a little in size, and there's also the Chrysler 300C.
Government gives green light for Volkswagen diesel recall
Another 35,000 vehicles have been added to Volkswagen Australia's diesel emissions recall list.Read More
Used Skoda Octavia review: 2009-2012
Graham Smith reviews the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Skoda Octavia as a used buy. Under the plain packaging, Skoda's mid-sizer delivered affordable European motoring. New The Octavia was the flag ...Read More