"Skoda Superb": owner feedback
Skoda is a well-known brand in Russia. These machines are in high demand in the market, especially in the western regions. Cars of this brand have mixed reviews. Some people praise this car immaculately, others abuse it very much. There is an opinion that modern "Skoda" is not the same - in view of the new TSI engines and the DSG box. But is it really so? Let's try to understand the example of the car "Skoda Superb". Owner's feedback, features, problems and specifications - later in this article.
"Skoda Superb" - this is the flagship carCzech company, which became a continuation of the legendary line of representative cars "Superb", which were produced in the 30-40's of the last century. The car is produced in several bodies:
- Five-door liftback.
- The station wagon.
In accordance with the European classification, "Skoda Superb" belongs to the E-class. However, according to unofficial sources, this car belongs to the D-segment.
As we said earlier, "Superb" isthe flagship model in the line "Skoda", so the car has an expressive design. Outwardly it resembles Rapid, but it looks more solid. In front of the Czechs used xenon optics with lenses and strips of navigation lights, as well as a strict bumper with a wide strip at the bottom and neat fog lights. The grille is a kind of continuation of the "beak", and on the edge of the hood the company logo is gaping.
But in this form the car is no longer produced serially, as the owners say. "Skoda Superb" 2017 looks a little different. The car received more aggressive optics and a different bumper design.
The grille, hood and side lines of the body remainedformer. However, other cosmetic changes were enough for the car to catch the looks of passers-by. As noted by the reviews, the "Skoda Superb" 2017 stands out prominently on the general background of cars. By the way, the car was built on the platform "Volkswagen Passat B6". But outwardly it is completely two different machines. Restyling versions also received ten percent more rigid body parts. This positively affects the safety of the driver and passengers in the frontal and side impact.
It would seem, what can be the minuses on the bodyparts in the flagship model? But as the reviews say, "Skoda Superb" (1.8 including) has a number of shortcomings. First of all, it is worth noting the resistance to corrosion. The manufacturer states that double galvanizing is used in the manufacture. However, if a small accident causes damage to the bare metal, rust can not be avoided. Machines age five to seven years can "boast" an abundance of chips in the front. And all because of too thin a layer of a paint and varnish covering. Its thickness is about 90-120 microns. In view of this, the paint often begins to rub off at the joints. By the way, the gaps here are very small. Probably, on the surface it looks good, but due to constant contact in the place of contact of the bumpers with the body are formed bald spots. As the reviews say, "Skoda Superb", who visited the road accident and recovered in the service, is more resistant to such defects (in the SRT, they banally make a larger layer of paint).
Another problem of the car "Skoda" is the headlights. As the reviews say, "Skoda Superb" is equipped with plastic optics, which is prone to mashing. The plastic is very soft and on our roads it often becomes turbid. The situation is saved by abrasive polishing, but the result is only 6-12 months.
Judging by the dimensions, the car corresponds tobusiness class. So, the length of the body of "Skoda Superb" is 4.84 meters, width - 1.82, height - 1.46 meters. The ride height is 14 centimeters. This is quite a bit, given our operating conditions. By the way, Skoda's curb weight is about one and a half tons. And when fully loaded, the mass comes up to two tons.
And if the Czechs applied a considerable effort externally,so that the car was different from the "Passat", then inside the "Superb" - pure "Volkswagen". As the reviews say, "Skoda Superb" has a fairly simple design design for both the flagship model. However, a modest interior is used not only in the "Superbe", but also in a number of other models of the brand "Skoda".
In most trim levels the interior comes with a fabricupholstery. And only in luxury versions you can find leather chairs. Steering wheel - for three or four spokes, with a small set of buttons. Hvat at the helm is nice, the rim is not too thin. The instrument panel represents two huge wells with arrows of a speedometer and a tachometre. In the middle you can see the display of the on-board computer. The central console is equipped with a multimedia system. It runs on the Android operating system. By the way, you can easily go online. At the bottom of the system there is a climate control unit. He's here two-zone. Under the right hand of the driver is a comfortable armrest, parking brake lever with a beautiful stitching and selector gearbox. Landing in the car is quite low, but visibility is good. Dead zones are excluded, as the reviews say. "Skoda Superb" is also distinguished by the availability of free space. There is enough space both in width and height. This applies to the passengers sitting behind.
Disadvantages of the interior
Are there any downsides to the interior of the car "SkodaSuperb »2017? Reviews of the owners say that the machine has a number of childhood diseases. So, on the run of 30-50 thousand begins to creak plastic in the cabin. Especially it concerns the rear shelf in the elevatorback. The noise insulation itself does not correspond to the level of the business class. Also, the leather upholstery of the driver's seat is quickly cleaned. Over time, the electric motor of the stove begins to make noise. Sometimes the electrical adjustment of the mirrors and the power windows may be refused. Still, the owners are complaining about the door seals in the car "Skoda Superb" 1.8 AT. The owners' comments say that initially they are too hard (because of this the door is not closed properly), and then begin to creak and lose tightness. On some cars because of seals the body enamel in the area of doorways was wiped.
Another drawback - the lack of goodcomplete versions on the secondary market. Concern Volkswagen-Audi likes to provide a lot of options. But for them you have to pay sometimes fabulous money. And "Skoda Superb" was not the exception. The difference between the empty base and luxury equipment is almost 100 percent of the cost of the entire car. Therefore, on the "secondary housing" a lot of "dummies" with the simplest acoustics, fabric interior and a minimal set of options.
What is an undoubted advantage in "Skoda Superb"so this is the trunk. It is quite voluminous. And this applies to both the elevator and the station wagon. In the first case, the volume of the trunk is 595 liters, in the second - 633. Also the manufacturer provides the function of folding the back of the rear seats. As a result, an even cargo area with a volume of 1700 and 1864 liters is created for the liftback and station wagon respectively.
By the way, the trunk opens with a key fob andautomatically rises on the gas stops. As the owners' feedback notes, "Skoda Superb" has a rather low loading line, which facilitates easier movement of luggage.
For the Russian market, threepetrol engines, as well as one diesel. Let's start in order. The basic for the "Skoda Superb" is the 1.8-liter TSI engine. This motor was also used on Volkswagen. A distinctive feature of this unit is the availability of two turbines and an upgraded fuel injection system. One turbine allows to maintain torque in a low range. And when the needle reaches three or more thousand, the second supercharger is switched on. Due to this, the engine has good technical characteristics. With its volume, it develops a horsepower of 152 horsepower. Torque - almost like a diesel unit (250 Nm). The shelf of the moment is available in a very wide range - say testimonials. "Skoda Superb" 1.8 has an excellent traction at 1.5-4.5 thousand revolutions.
Also, the car is characterized by a good accelerationdynamics. As the reviews say, "Skoda Superb" 1.8 automatic dials the first hundred for eight and a half seconds. And the maximum speed reaches 222 kilometers per hour. However, the engine is demanding for fuel quality. For TSI units, it is recommended to pour only 95th gasoline. Speaking about the consumption, the 152-strong unit spends seven liters of fuel in a mixed cycle on passport data.
Next on the list is a two-liter motor. He is also from the TSI family and is equipped with two turbines. With its volume, this unit produces 200 horsepower. The twisting moment - 280 Nanometers. The shelf of the moment is from one and a half to five thousand revolutions per minute. With this engine, the car accelerates from zero to a hundred in 7.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 240 kilometers per hour. The fuel consumption in the mixed cycle is 7.9 liters. The recommended gasoline is AI-95.
In top-end complete sets "Skoda Superb" is equipped3.6-liter petrol six-cylinder unit. Unlike the previous two, "boilers" are located here V-shaped, not in a row. What is remarkable, this unit is the only one in the line that is not equipped with a turbine. This is a completely atmospheric ICE. The maximum capacity of the unit is 260 horsepower. Acceleration to a hundred takes six and a half seconds. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour. The consumption of gasoline in a mixed cycle according to passport data is ten liters. Still, the manufacturer recommends using fuel with an octane rating of at least 95. This version comes with a full drive and a fourth-generation Haldex clutch. All other modifications - only with front-wheel drive.
The ruler of "solid fuel" units is2-liter in-line four-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. The motor is equipped with a 16-valve timing mechanism and develops a power of 140 horsepower. The twisting moment - 320 Nanometers, accessible at 1,7-2,5 thousand turns. As the reviews say, "Skoda Superb" diesel - the slowest in the lineup version. Acceleration to a hundred takes 10.1 seconds. And the maximum speed is limited to 212 kilometers per hour. But this motor has one undoubted advantage. This is fuel economy. According to the passport data, the average consumption of the diesel "Skoda" is 5.2 liters.
What is the real expense?
Many were surprised by factory performance and notbelieved that in practice it could be so. But as experience has shown, the TSI engine is really economical. The actual consumption is about seven to eight liters of fuel. Diesel - and does work in the air. For a hundred this motor spends no more than five and a half liters.
At the same time, the engine is characterized by a goodtorque. In general, the engine "Superb" can be called one of the most economical in the line. The only exception is the atmospheric engine by 3.6 liters. The real expense in the city can reach 18 liters. But the benefit of these engines is rarely found.
What are the pitfalls in the car"Skoda Superb" 1.8 reviews of the owners? The DCG automatic six stages is a real headache for car owners. It was the transmission that caused a storm of indignation against the concern Volkswagen-Audi. DSG is not a classic automatic transmission. This is a symbiosis of machine and mechanics. The design has many flaws, as the reviews say. Automatic "Skoda Superb" requires frequent repairs with this box. So, the first set of clutch has a resource of 40 thousand kilometers. The second requires a replacement of 90 thousand, and together with a two-mass flywheel. It is worth a lot of repairs - from one to a half thousand dollars. Some owners for the sake of economy even change a flywheel on one-mass. Reviews say that the transmission is not designed for this power. In operation, the owners fail the differential, the solenoids, the seat of the speed switching rods wear out. Because of the huge amount of production (metal shavings) begin to "drizzle" sensors. The box is not working properly. The chips themselves appear due to metal friction clutches.
As noted by the owners, "Skoda Superb" 1.8 and its two-liter analogue are characterized by increased oil consumption. Operating experience has shown that the engine consumes three to five liters of lubricant from replacement to replacement (this is approximately eight thousand kilometers). If you do not follow the level, there will be an oil starvation. This will negatively affect the resource of the crank mechanism. The piston itself on these motors is sturdy, but because of the aluminum block the motor is poorly repairable. The total power of the TSI-series power units on the "Shkoda Superb" is 200-250 thousand kilometers.
Another pitfall is zakoskovkapiston group. Such a problem is found in pre-styling cars "Skoda Superb". After 2015, this malfunction has been eliminated. The timing chain and phase shifters serve about 100 thousand kilometers. Also, owners face an unstable idling. The reason for this is a dirty throttle (and sometimes spark plugs). After 80 thousand kilometers, oily streaks can form on the outside of the air branch pipe. This indicates a contaminated system of ventilation of crankcase gases. The block itself can also "sweat". The fault is the worn rear crankshaft oil seal.
So, we found out what thecar "Skoda Superb". As you can see, the machine is not devoid of shortcomings. Despite belonging to the premium class and high cost, the car does not differ with high reliability and maintainability. Basically, the problems concern the box. But also the sick place is the TSI engine. Usually all these problems are eliminated under warranty.
Its term is five years or 150 thousandkilometers of run. But after the expiration of the warranty period, the owner remains with a bunch of problems one on one. And as a rule, repairing parts is very expensive. It is impossible to perform self-diagnostics and replacement of many parts by oneself due to the complicated technical device of the car. The maximum that can be done in the garage is to change the oil and filters.