Nearly-new buying guide: Skoda Superb Estate

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Inside, the driving position is just so, the dashboard and the major instruments and controls are all laid out in a clear and logical way and the quality of the materials used is good. Its raison d’être is that space, of course, and in that regard, there’s a large amount up front and a huge amount in the rear. The boot is long and deep and holds significantly more than its main rivals or indeed anything this side of the Kennedy Space Center and is easily accessed. Just don’t fall in without a lifeline.

Need to know

Prices start at £8000 for high milers. Pay £10,000 to £12,000 for a good 2016 or 2017 car with an average mileage, between £13,000 and £15,000 for a tidy 2018 car and £16,000 to £18,000 on a 2019 or 2020 car. You need £22,000 to £35,000 for a 2021 or 2022 car.

On the WLTP test, the 1.5 TSI 150 gets 42.2mpg, the 2.0 TDI 150 53.3mpg, the 2.0 TDI 200 43.5mpg and the 2.0 TSI 190 32.8mpg. 

You’ll need to charge the iV a lot to replicate its 232.3mpg. 

Buyer beware 

Recalls: There have been a number of recalls for this generation of the Superb. Some 2018 and 2019 cars might not provide enough engine torque at low speeds. Affected cars can be sorted with a simple software update. Some electrical functions on 2015 examples could stop working, due to an incorrectly installed cable clamp in the fusebox.