Skoda Octavia Combi TSI 2011 Review

Posted on March 18th, 2011

The Octavia has the tough role of Skoda’s mid-size champion and while it was originally produced by ‘old Skoda’ between 1959 and 1971, the modern machine has been around since 1996. In 2004, again based Read More

Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 2011 Review

Posted on January 28th, 2011

There are a few different ways you could describe the Skoda Fabia. Being the lowest price car in the VW Group range here in NZ you could call it ‘cheap’. But with upgraded styling inside Read More

Skoda Superb Combi 2010 Review

Posted on December 24th, 2010

The word Superb is defined in the dictionary as “admirably fine or excellent”, so it’s a big call to apply it to a motor vehicle. But this hasn’t stopped Skoda from using the name and Read More

Skoda Yeti 2010 Review

Posted on June 7th, 2010

Why don’t we have Yetis in New Zealand? That’s a question seldom asked here. I mean we have enough crazy people to see them and it was Sir Ed Hillary that first climbed the highest Read More

Skoda Superb 2008 Review

Posted on February 10th, 2009

The practice of bragging isn’t without its pitfalls, most people will listen politely and nod, but some may challenge the verbal claims. This is when the gap between a bold statement and cold facts can Read More

Skoda Fabia 1.6 16V 2008 Review

Posted on August 19th, 2008

For those of you not au fait with the greatest band in the world, AC/DC, here is a quick history lesson. Two brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young, start a rock band in 1973, write some Read More

Skoda Roomster 2007 Review

Posted on September 5th, 2007

The Roomster was suggested to me by a motoring journalist colleague. I asked him what two cars he would buy if he had up to $150,000 to spend (each, not combined). Cayman S was his Read More

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