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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:10 PM

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Top Gear Awards Skoda Top Luxury Car of the Year 2009 and Top Family Car of the Year 2009 to Skoda Superb Combi and Yeti!

http://www.prlog.org...b-and-yeti.html

Škoda is delighted to receive not one but two BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards - for the class-leading Superb and its Yeti.

Škoda is delighted to receive not one but two BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards - for the class-leading Superb and its Yeti.

Top Gear UK, one of the industry's most recognised and respected publications, named the Superb 'Luxury Car of the Year' while the Yeti was voted as its 'Family Car of the Year'. In its 10th year, the Top Gear Awards run across 24 international editions and recognise the most exciting and innovative cars launched in the last 12 months.
The winners were selected by Top Gear's TV, online and magazine teams and Conor McNicholas, the magazine's editor explained why the Yeti has won over the hearts of Top Gear:
"The Yeti has been an instant hit with the Top Gear magazine office," he said. "We love the styling, the handling, the quality, the space, the clever touches and yes, the name. If you’re looking for a family car it should be top of your list to check out, simple as that. The Yeti feels like part of the Top Gear family." McNicholas also had high praise for the Superb, which fended off far more expensive opposition to scoop the title of 'Luxury Car of the Year':

"It’s in the ride, the refinement, the quality of the interior, the understated drama of the exterior – the Superb is all that, and in wagon form it makes even more sense." He concluded: "For the well- healed or those of us that wish we were the Superb Wagon is a class act that really delivers. Don’t let the great price fool you!"

For further information on finding your local Skoda dealer and the range of Skoda cars such as the Skoda Superb, visit the official Skoda Australia website.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:05 PM

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gd for skoda :)

its an underrated car here in Singapore

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:02 PM

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Yes. Skoda is an underrated car here......no thanks to all the previous distributors. Current one yet to be judge.


Same as some other brand such as Opel. The local service is simply poor either due to a lack of profitability or mismanagement.

Brands such as Skoda, Opel, Citroen, etc, becoz they don't have the quantity in sales, their tech's troubleshooting skills are usually very poor and their inventory also very poor. So this become a double whammy.

1) Techs doesn't really know what's wrong with the car
2) Even if they think they know, the parts might not be available and got to wait 2 to 3 weeks just for parts to arrive...

So if one decided to go for "ulu" conti car, this is one drawback that one has to live with.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:45 AM

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I cannot comment about the other brands but Skoda third party servicing is very fast as they share command parts with Volkswagen and Audi. And there is no premium to it too.

Usually for a full service takes about 3 to 4 hours. And cost are acceptable.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:28 PM

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Yes. Skoda is an underrated car here......no thanks to all the previous distributors. Current one yet to be judge.


Same as some other brand such as Opel. The local service is simply poor either due to a lack of profitability or mismanagement.

Brands such as Skoda, Opel, Citroen, etc, becoz they don't have the quantity in sales, their tech's troubleshooting skills are usually very poor and their inventory also very poor. So this become a double whammy.

1) Techs doesn't really know what's wrong with the car
2) Even if they think they know, the parts might not be available and got to wait 2 to 3 weeks just for parts to arrive...

So if one decided to go for "ulu" conti car, this is one drawback that one has to live with.

Price is still the problem. the agent charges an octavia a cool $90k without considering skoda is
still an inferior brand to many who still think cars are only made by toyota and honda.
skoda is not VW, though i cannot tell the difference in the build & quality of both, the agent cannot ask for a executive
japanese car for a skoda's mid-size saloon.
SGeans still believe japanese brands even though their kingpin Toyota is facing major reliability issue.
if Skoda wants to be in SG market, this is the time, and should be more aggressive than ever.
BTW, i am looking for a pre-owned skoda octavia or a ford focus since last year, hardly have i see any skoda
in the market.

Edited by Veryfree, 27 February 2010 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:10 PM

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:56 PM

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Skodas, are reliable workhorse and they can last the distance.

Engine runs smooth. Material of the shell if taken care of shines and looks good. Interior if taken care of feels new and plastics are above average for my model. Superb 1.

Just had my ride touch up around the car those little nicks and scratches....wow. today got the car back and feels new. As I do polish it once in a while and the interior I pamper it a lot looks no older than a 2 year old car, even though it is 4 years old with 130,000 km on it already. :)

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

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Totally agreed Skoda is an underrated car here.....if not for this forum I'd still be unaware of this brand happy.gif

Still love my car after driving it for a year......am getting headrest monitors to complete the limousine feel soon bounce1.gif

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:48 AM

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Bro..........Can PM me where and how much for the headrest monitors............Tks....

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

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kudo to Skoda...cannot comment for HA.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:58 AM

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Hi all,

Just to share that I came to be aware of Skoda's improvement in quality,etc. from the Top Gear awards edition. I was skeptical, but then decided to pay the showroom a visit last week because I was on the look out for a replacement for my Focus. Sufficed to say, I was won over and am now waiting for the delivery of my Superb Elegance, hopefully sometime this week!

Have a good week!

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:14 AM

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

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Congrats! Skoda is a well built quality car with an exceptionally good engine and dual clutch system, it is one of those hidden gems. Glad you found yours! :)

When it is time my ride will be another Skoda....just enjoy it. Mine is a previous model, 136,000 km and going strong!

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:22 AM

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Hi Beanoyip, thanks for the invite! Looking forward to meet up with the rest of the gang.

Hi Echelon, good to hear that - the reliability issue was something that I was not to sure of, but feeling how solidly the car is put together helped to dispell some of the concern.

I also raised to the SE some of the complaints I heard on this forum about the servicing costs, and as a result, they agreed to throw in the first 3 servicing for free (ie. parts and labour FOC)! So this forum has already helped me save some money!

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:25 AM

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but it never win singapore car of the year as we are living in singapore, we need it unless we live in uk sleep.gif
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

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Hi all,

Just to share that I came to be aware of Skoda's improvement in quality,etc. from the Top Gear awards edition. I was skeptical, but then decided to pay the showroom a visit last week because I was on the look out for a replacement for my Focus. Sufficed to say, I was won over and am now waiting for the delivery of my Superb Elegance, hopefully sometime this week!

Have a good week!

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

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but it never win singapore car of the year as we are living in singapore, we need it unless we live in uk sleep.gif

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:54 AM

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How to win when majority of car owners here are Tomyams, Sushis and Kimchis fans? sleeping.gif I say we go for the steak! laugh.gif


how about beer fans?? i mean Hitler fans shocked.gif
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:03 PM

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Welcome welcome! What color you got?


There were only 3 colours available for Superb Elegance in stock when I visited last week - black, blue or white. I picked the black. I actually wanted one with the beige interior with the wood strips (just like in the brochure), but was told by the SE that HA had done a "market survey" and the buying public prefers black interiors with silver trims. Sigh. I apparently have very "lao ah pek" tastes.


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