Skoda Rapid 1.4 TSI 2014 review

Posted on April 24th, 2014

One of my first press drives more than a decade ago was a first generation Skoda Octavia hatchback and I was impressed by the overall quality of the car, as much as the generous space Read More

Skoda Superb TDI 4×4 Combi 2011 Review

Posted on July 29th, 2011

For most kiwis looking to buy a comfortable and practical family wagon the name Skoda doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But why not? Is it because buyers are still stuck in the eighties when Skoda Read More

Skoda Yeti TSI 2011 Review

Posted on May 27th, 2011

Skoda’s Yeti was first spotted on New Zealand terrain last year and was offered only in diesel engine/manual transmission form. Some were at first frightened by its unusual looks and segment-bridging body shape, but soon Read More

Skoda Fabia vRS 2011 Review

Posted on March 25th, 2011

Why is Skoda’s Fabia vRS hot hatch so angry? Is it because the ‘v’ in its name is lower case, or perhaps because it’s overheard too many Skoda jokes. Who really knows, but one thing’s Read More

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

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