Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is totally reliable. In the recent snowy weather I never got stuck on ice or snow. Whereas BMW, Mazda and Honda drivers had difficulty getting up the sloped shared drive. The air-con is not operating effectively at the moment and I have been quoted over £500 to have it replaced. I will try to do without it as long as I can. I still have the original exhaust system. Just love this car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Not espescially stylish but very well screwed together and a very satisfying overall package. The satnav is frightful, out of date maps, will not take full postcodes although very accurate. The entire instruction manual is nearly incomprehensible and seems to have been translated by someone whose first language is martian.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

The only fault to date has been a flicker from the under-dash lights whilst driving at night on the motorway. Has still not requested a service at 17,000 miles. Car is high geared in first and second and needs revs to pull away from rest smartly - once on the move is rarely short of poower.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Some small issues when it was under warranty but since then it has been faultless. I tow a caravan so average mpg is a bit of a guess. towing I get 28-30 dependant on traffic and wind. solo it is possible to get oer 50 on a run. the mpg has improved with the age of the car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Apart from a faulty brake master cylinder from new (replaced immediately), nothing has gone wrong at all. Easy on fuel, no parts replaced out of warranty. 20k miles on it now and original tyres are just about half worn - I expect they will last until nearly 40k.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have not had the slightest niggle even after parking up for 3 weeks it started on the first turn of the key. faultless. As it I'd the 170 bhp it can be very fuel hungry if you whip the horses. but drive it sedately and it will reward you with a good mpg.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Never any problem starts first time allequipment works well. Having switched from diesel there is a noticable change in mpg however the money saved by buying petrol and difference in price of buying a petrol engined car eliminates most of the difference.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only problem has been with a faulty head unit (sat nav/radio/entertainment) which was rreplaced under warranty. Difficult to know about spare parts etc but based on previous 9 years experience of a skoda octavia would not expect major problems.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Better than the Passat and Accord which I have owned previously, Unfortunately I cannot stand the styling of the new Superb so I am trying to track down one of the last of the old ones - not easy as no one seems to want to part with one!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel

The car has completed 18000 miles and has been absolutely fault free. For a 2 litre car I cannot fault the mpg. averages 50 mpg despite being driven hard on motorways. however front tyres will have to be replaced before 20,000 miles.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very satisfied. only problems I have had are a reversing sensor and a broken fan mounting on the drivers seat. Very satisfied. ł200 or less on servicing costs. plus two replacement tyres @ 16000 miles ł250.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

This is my second superb, and touch wood I have had no probs so far. For it's size it is very economical, very roomy, I have not had the problems of tyre wear that some people moan about.overall very happy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all, but for a exhaust sensor, after 2 yrs 9 months. did not effect starting or driving & repaired free at main dealer who loaned of a car free of charge. About average in this day and age.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car has been utterly reliable - faultless - regardless of the weather or road conditions, or the loads put on it. For such a large car driven when loaded, the fuel consumption is remarkably good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Ihave experienced no problems since purchasing, starts first time every time and runs smoothly. It is a greenline model designed for low fuel comsumption which it is achieving.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant vehicle. Executive limousine at large family car price.
Excellent build quality, very high specifications at all levels of trim.
Would recommend any Skoda to anyone.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

After many new cars this is the best I have had no faults and the car is a dream to drive no effort at all and you have the Skoda garages and service to fall back on. Love it

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Minor electrical problems; persistent handling problems caused by misaligned track rods. Servicing costs very reasonable. fuels costs excellent for this size of car.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have had no problem since I learned about how the automatic gear change and the safety functions work. After ca 7500 miles I have had no trouble at alll.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's a skoda and that says it all about reliabilty. I never worry about the car when I jump in and take it for a drive be it a long or short journey

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The only problem since new has been a puncture whilst towing. The car has very low profile tyres that don't suit towing and result in tyre wear.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Now covered 77,000 miles with no reliability problems at all. Branded tyres are expensive as well as main dealer servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Had no problems at all to date. So far it has been reasonable, but the service interval is less than my previous vehicle.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only problem being battery low charge in winter - so wouldn't start. Only costs are long-life service and tyres.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For the price the Superb is an excellent all round car and suits my driving for the motorways of this country.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Since owning the car I have had no problems. About to have a new cam belt fitted ł298 at a main dealer.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely no problems. Deisel would be cheaper for running but petrol made the purchase price cheaper.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems in 2 years of ownership. Fuel consumption is reasonable and maintenance costs have been ok.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Had no problems whatsoever so far. Maybe not the most economical version, but more than happy with it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has lived up to its name of 'Superb'. It's a pity that they don't do the V6 diesel in the new model

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No real problems, except (once) a faulty dpf sensor. (replaced by dealer under warranty). Don't know.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Superb. Having switched from diesel to petrol this has incurred extra costs for fuel and road tax.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Have owned three skodas and all have been extremely reliable. Actually cheaper than my last one.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

1 flat tyre and jammed fuel filler cap. otherwise very reliable. Just fuel and servicing so far!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

superb by name and superb in evry other way incuding my local dealer (hortons skoda of lincoln)

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

5 months from new and no faults so far. My 4x4 model uses slightly more fuel than 2wd version.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

1st clas with exeption of sat nav,very poor but vAG so must be same on all VW Audi cars

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems since year 1 - fuel temperature sensor & ice unit failed under warranty

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. Generally very good. petrol not so good on very short journeys.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Well engineered. no major faults so far. High cost of diesel compared to petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Large, comfortable, reliable, superb build quality - solid and dependable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems experienced. Good fuel consumption for the size of car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It is a skoda they are always reliable. Fuel is the bigest outlay.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only once it didn`t start.problem solved by turning the key again

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I've only had it for three weeks and there've been no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I like it much better than the Lexus IS200 which it replaced.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Electrical faults dealers cannot fix. Fuel consumption poor.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems during ownership. In line with expectations.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems to advise. I consider costs are as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Great fo such a big car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults so far. Exceeds my expectations.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Very pleased with a big car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never a single problem. No surprises!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

lives up to its name, superb

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

80 k and no problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No major problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Superb = Superb

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5