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.
Used Skoda Superb review: 2009-2015
Skoda Superb is a large family car; longer than the Australian family sixes, indeed more in line with the Holden Caprice and Ford LTD than the standard Commodores and Falcons. However, the Czech car ...Read More
Lodging a goodwill claim
"Good will" claims are usually lodged by dealers having assessed the problem with the car, so you need to find a way to break through the barrier that appears to exist at the dealership and resolve the issue at that level. It is a seemingly justifiable claim; the mechatronic unit shouldn't fail on such a new car. You should also ask for a loan car while yours is being repaired. It's unacceptable that you are without transport for three weeks.
Volkswagen fix revealed for Australia
US owners of VW cars with diesel engines that can cheat emissions tests have already been given $500, but local owners still have no compensation.Read More
Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda confirm recall of 91,000 cars in Australia
It has taken three long weeks but a recall has been formally issued for 91,000 cars with dodgy diesels.Read More
One year wait for Volkswagen diesel fix
Australian customers are still yet to be contacted by Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda three weeks after the dodgy diesel scandal broke.It could take up to a year for more than 90,000 Volkswagen, Audi and ...Read More
Used Skoda Octavia review: 2007-2014
Ewan Kennedy reviews the second and third generation Skoda Octavia sedan and wagon as a used buy.Read More
Good small family car for $25k?
It sounds like you want permission to get the Skoda, so go right ahead.
VW and Skoda engine oil use
Not every VW engine uses excessive oil, but they do seem to use oil as a rule, and some use more than they should. Skoda engines are VW engines, so I would also be watchful of the oil consumption of those if I owned one. It’s a matter of making regular checks, so you don’t get caught out. If the oil usage appears to be excessive take the car back to the dealer and have them do a consumption test to determine the actual usage.