18 09, 2018

2018 ŠKODA Karoq VIDEO Launch Review

By |2019-06-30T02:02:18+10:00September 18th, 2018|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Local Launch Reviews, skoda Reviews, SUV Medium, Video Reviews, Videos|0 Comments

It is Czech-mate for ŠKODA’s newest SVU, the Karoq. Considered a mid-size SUV, Karoq is the “spiritual successor” to the Yeti. The latter is rarely seen in the wild. Karoq comes from ŠKODA’s Czech factories to OZ shores with the first batch being “fully loaded”, at a price. The range has been kept simple: one engine, two transmissions, and [...]

22 06, 2018

2018 ŠKODA Karoq Launch Review

By |2019-06-29T19:29:05+10:00June 22nd, 2018|4 Cylinder, AAA, skoda Reviews, SUV Medium|0 Comments

It is Czech-mate for ŠKODA’s newest SVU, the Karoq. Considered a mid-size SUV, Karoq is the “spiritual successor” to the Yeti. The latter is rarely seen in the wild. Karoq comes from ŠKODA’s Czech factories to OZ shores with the first batch being “fully loaded”, at a price. The range has been kept simple: one engine, two transmissions, and [...]

2 04, 2018

2018 ŠKODA RS24 review

By |2019-06-30T00:00:44+10:00April 2nd, 2018|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Executive Saloons, skoda Reviews|0 Comments

With its strong lines, and a slightly odd name, Octavia provides a more spacious alternative to a hot hatch. The RS245 is the hottest of the Octavias and has the 180kw drive train of the Golf GTI, my favourite hot hatch. Despite being on sale here for several years, ŠKODA continues to a brand that only a few canny [...]

2 04, 2018

2018 ŠKODA Octavia RS245 Wagon Review

By |2019-06-30T00:03:15+10:00April 2nd, 2018|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Hot Hatch, skoda Reviews, Wagon|0 Comments

With its strong lines, and a slightly odd name, Octavia provides a more spacious alternative to a hot hatch. The RS245 is the hottest of the Octavias and has the 180kw drive train of the Golf GTI, my favourite hot hatch. Despite being on sale here for several years, ŠKODA continues to a brand that only a few canny [...]

29 03, 2018

2018 Skoda Superb 162TSI Review

By |2019-06-30T00:13:00+10:00March 29th, 2018|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Gay cars fit for a queen?, skoda Reviews|1 Comment

The Skoda Superb is a large wagon that is well worth investigating should you require plenty of space but have an aversion to jumping into an SUV. The five-seat wagon boasts excellent leg room front and rear and really generously-sized cargo space too. While pricing, especially here in the entry-level 162TSI variant, is competitive as well. Exterior I think [...]

7 12, 2017

Skoda RS245 drive with Steve Owen and Alan Zurvas

By |2019-06-30T01:13:24+10:00December 7th, 2017|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Executive Saloons, skoda Reviews, Video Reviews, Videos|0 Comments

Today, Skoda Australia launched its fabulous RS245, which is an upgraded and retuned version of the Octavia RS. The 245 adds a host of features, as well as a retuned engine offering an extra 11kw of power, and 20 Nm of torque. Tech and Luxury packs are still available, however some of the features are included in the standard [...]

7 12, 2017

2018 Skoda Octavia VRS245 Launch Review

By |2019-06-30T11:11:21+10:00December 7th, 2017|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Front Wheel Drive, Gay cars fit for a queen?, skoda Reviews|0 Comments

2018 Skoda Octavia VRS 245 launch review Skoda has sold 5,000 cars this year so far. They’re proud of it too, and so they should be. It is a brand that flies under the radar, but is one that motoring journalists love. It is pure, value-packed, fun. It has all the quality and innovation of VW, and perhaps even [...]

2 03, 2017

Peugeot’s Plucky 2008 SUV gets a makeover

By |2017-03-10T14:00:31+10:00March 2nd, 2017|Peugeot Reviews, skoda Reviews|0 Comments

Yes, Yes,Yes, oh YES: looks great, comfortable cabin, sharp engine/trans Oh dear me no: no manual, audio could sound better, could be cheaper A 3-cylinder engine is a hard sell at the best of times, so, can a high-set soft-road-pretender really be taken seriously? In a word, yes. The 2008 range has been simplified to 3 models with one drive [...]

26 10, 2016

Skoda Octavia RS Flies Under the Radar but Deserves to Shine

By |2017-03-10T14:19:02+10:00October 26th, 2016|Hot Hatch, skoda Reviews|0 Comments

    Skoda is one of the many brands owned by VW. As such, the Octavia’s MQB platform is also used in Skoda’s Superb and Kodiaq, VW’s Golf, Passat, and Tiguan, and the Audi TT, A3 and Q2. Octavia is in august company. Not only are there shared platforms, but the engines and transmissions are common, as well as much [...]

21 04, 2015

Skoda Octavia RS Diesel: Sounds like a Character from Monty Python but just WOW!

By |2017-03-10T14:38:08+10:00April 21st, 2015|skoda Reviews|1 Comment

  Yes Yes Yes oh YES: loaded with gadgets, clever cabin, brilliant economy Oh dear me no: odd name, chunky exterior There are more Skodas around that you might think. It is one of those odd brands once locked behind the formidable Iron Curtain. VW has owned a small slice since 1990, buying a much bigger slice of 70% in [...]