Do Octavia, Superb, Yeti and Co. convince?
The models from Skoda are a price-conscious alternative to VW. But are the Czech brand’s cars also worthwhile as used cars? Skoda models in check!
Octavia: the sensible vehicle with a weak point
As a loadmaster Combi, the Octavia is the best-selling station wagon in Europe.
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The Skoda Octavia is a popular vehicle with families as well as fleet operators. The Czech is particularly convincing as a station wagon, which scores with Wolfsburg-based group technology. It can hold up to 1740 liters, the hatchback swallows up to 1580 liters of luggage. The spacious one is an inexpensive alternative to VW. It is solidly made and with its firm seat and firm cushioning it is a pleasant companion even on long journeys. However, its weak point is less positive. Broken springs occur from the first skin examination.
With up to 1865 liters of storage space, the trunk of the Skoda Superb Combi (type 3T) is one of the largest in its class.
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The Superb, Skoda’s flagship, is also popular as a company car. It offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage, is safe (maximum number of points in the Euro NCAP crash test) and also scores well on the lift of the TÜV testers. Despite the high mileage, it has been built since 2015(Type 3V) as well as the predecessor (Type 3T) little to criticize. A problem area of the however, are the springs that break far too often. As with the the numbers in this area are well above average. Annoying: In addition, the vulnerable brake discs are noticeable on the Superb that is only over two years old. However, there are also vehicles that are now only available as used cars. In addition to the Yeti, this also includes the Roomster and Rapid. How these and other Skoda models performed in the TÜV report, AUTO BILD shows in the picture gallery!
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).