[VIC] Skoda - 7 Year Warranty + 3 Year Servicing Pack on Any New Car Purchase


Skoda has introduced a special offer for Victorian customers.

Offer Includes

  • 7 Year Warranty
  • 3 Year Servicing Pack

Terms and conditions:

Skoda Range

- Compact: Fabia
- Small: Scala (just launched)
- Mid: Octavia
- Large: Superb

- Small SUV: Kamiq (arriving this month)
- Mid SUV: Karoq
- Large SUV: Kodiaq

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  • Next will be a free Audi badge.

  • Good deal if you are still able to negotiate on the vehicle price, not so good if you have to buy at online price

    • Agree. The moment you negotiate on price, this offer likely disappears. Unless it's the factory that offers it.

      • I'm pretty sure the free servicing is s factory thing. Got my Skoda on run-out, then negotiated the price down more and still got the 3yrs servicing. Plus you can get it serviced at any Skoda dealer

  • +5 votes

    Great one for the VW enthusiast, previously they sold their VW at 3 years, then 5 and now they can even keep their car for a whole 7 years without worrying* about a blown engine or tranny.

    *DSG clutches not included.

    Still the servicing will get expensive past the 4 year mark to retain the warranty.

    • TBH. I wouldnt own one without a spare car even with 10ys wty on offer.

      Mine went into the workshop 5 bloody times within its first two years before selling it. Yes, it was under corp plan that includes pick up, drop off and loan car. Not going through that hassle again.

    • I know one of my main concerns when I look at buying a car is whether I'll blow my tranny in it within 7 years…

      Xe keeps escaping though

    • Had the dry DSG clutch on my VW Golf MK7 replaced out of warranty (2 years after the 3-year warranty expired) without question.

      I believe the government consumer law came into effect here whereby a clutch is expected to last way more than 3 years.

  • “ Car must be purchased online through Skoda Australia’s online portal”

    Translated that means that your purchasing at Skoda’s full RRP , so no negotiating the price , who ever paid the full list price for a new car….,.. ever.

    • For those wanting a Kodiaq (the most popular model), they have a better nationwide offer of $44,995 for the base model right now.

  • Shockingly VW, just search for class actions all over the world to make up your mind.
    VW tried to keep Audi out of this VW mess. But their ads keep saying they all share Audi designs, LoL.
    Some my German friends said VW isn't real German for a long time.

    • -4 votes

      Would be interesting to hear what is German by your German friend's definition. Never underestimate the sleeping racist voices. I've been taken aback by how the minds of some people work.

  • I have 2016 Octavia RS and it's been great so far. Have done 130ks without any issues.

    • I concur. I have a 2015 Octavia RS162 and absolutely love it. 105k's and goes like a rocket. Best car I've ever owned. I'd buy another one without hesitation.

  • Have a second hand Skoda Superb Elegance 1.8L, 2012. Everything is well constructed in this car right down to the fine details. Easy to change oil and filter. And an interior size that would rival a small limo. Still going strong.

    • I had 2011 superb with the 1.8. Massive oil consumption , engine rebuilds, poor dealer work (untightened sump plugs, tools left in engine bay, turbo pipes popping after rebuild)
      2 clutch packs and a whole gearbox replacement. Only had 60k on it after 5 years
      2 wrongly issued speeding fines from loan cars
      Completely over it in the end
      But yes, was a nice car

      • Sounds like you got a runt in the litter. I would never take any car to a Skoda/VW dealership though. Overpriced, snobby and their mechanics are hopeless. The beauty of second hand buying though where any bugs can be investigated. I contacted Skoda before purchase and got details of all the services and issues beforehand.

      • Ouch that sounds bad.

        I have a 2012 Superb 2L TDI have just completed 480,000 km. really happy with it.

  • I have 2 Skoda Superbs purchased new in 2014. Great cars. One Elegance one Ambition, both diesel. Would buy another.

  • Have a 2018 Octavia and a 2015 Yeti. Both have been excellent, and came standard with features that all other comparative brands wanted extra for or were far more expensive.
    No issues recommending the brand.

  • Aren’t these just Czechoslovakian Volkswagens?

    • Your geography is about 17 years out of date. Czechoslovakia became 2 seperate countries (Czech Republic and Slovakia) in 1993.

      But you are kind of right, all Australian sourced Skoda’s come from the Czech Republic.

      Going off all the reliability surveys out of Europe (who also get their Skoda’s from the same Czech factories we get ours) they are very reliable cars. They are generally in the top 10 year on year.

    • There has been a recent reshuffle on GM position as Audi and VW was worried about cheaper Skoda pushing too far into their market territory, being better value for $$

  • How is the reliability of Skoda compared to vw?. I had a VW golf 1.4 and was very unreliable.

    • There's been some models which had components with problems (one of the 7 speed DSG's a while ago, Fabia RS twin charged engine), but generally they're excellent. I've had a 2008 Octavia 4x4 since 2012 which is the best car I've owned. Cheap to run and self service.

      • I am always curious about self servicing a European car. My friend told me that during service they have to do a lot of things beside oils change ( e.g - adding additives) and that's why the service is so much more expensive than Toyota's. Do U only do oil change or other things too?

        • +1 vote

          Self servicing a European car is slightly more time consuming than some Japanese cars.

          However, I found regular maintenance on my VW, Opel, Volvo and BMW was easier than a Subaru.

          I found most, if not all European cars require full synthetic oils (but you can buy them on sale on Ozbargain). Generally 5W30 from memory.

          Oil filters are generally cartridge types, rather than spin on of Japanese cars. Cost is around $12-20 for a Mann or Mahle brand (OEM). 36mm socket required.

          So I can service my VW Golf GTI with approved VW oil and OEM filter for $40. Recommended service interval is 15,000km, but typically I change it every 10,000km as it's cheap as chips.

          No additives required. This is a dealer markup scam (from all brands, not just European), not recommended by the manufacturer. If it was, it would be in the service manual.

          Brakes are more expensive than Japanese cars, but typically stop much better. They wear out faster as they are softer compound (prob why they stop better).

          Air/Cabin filters are similar price as Japanese.

          While European cars are expensive to service at a dealer, they don't cost much to self service.

          Having said that, Mazda, Honda and Subaru dealer servicing make some European brands seem cheap.

          Toyota is the king of cheap dealer servicing.

          If you get a European car, once warranty is over, I'd recommend servicing/repairs at a specialist, not a dealer. I have good ones for my Volvo, BMW and VW. I take my car there for stuff I can't do.

          • @JB1: Thanks for your detailed response. I have a 2017 Skoda superb and am annoyed with very high servicing cost compared to my partner's Toyota. I have been looking into buying a oil extractor and doing the service myself once the warranty runs out but was told by my friend not to do that because of that additive bullshit. Thanks a lot for your reply. I will get the extractor and do my next service myself.

            P.S - any specialist you would recommend in Adelaide or Melbourne ?

            • @Safoan: I don't see why you need an oil extractor, just let the oil drain out for a couple hours if you think it's necessary.

              If you are changing oil more often than the bare minimum intervals of 15000k, seems a bit redundant

              • @Superannuation: I am planning to use the oil extractor for less work and a cleaner setup. I can extract the oil through the dipstick hole and change the filter and I am done. No need to get under the car or taking off the skid plates.

            • @Safoan: As I said, Toyota capped priced servicing is cheap.

              There's no additive bullshit, the only bullshit is the advice from your friend.

              A 2017 Skoda would use 504/507 oil. Nothing more, nothing less. 504/507 oil is not a brand but a range of oils that meets the specs VAG requires. All the major brands have a suitable oil.

              I've thought about an oil extractor but it doesn't take long to drain the warm/hot oil.

              Secondly, I like to have a look under the car for leaks, hoses and CV boots. Can't do that from above the bonnet.

              In Melbourne, I've used Audvolks, Volkscare and J&F Motors . They are all VAG specialists.

              Also shout out to J&S Service Centre. Although not a VAG specialist, he knows his way around them. I used them when my waterpump leaked over Christmas. Also got them to change the timing belt at the same time. They were happy for me to supply the parts.

            • @Safoan: I take my Octavia RS162 to my own mechanic and he does a great job and so much cheaper

          • @JB1: Mine is diesel which is easier than a petrol. Nothing fancy involved. You buy parts online from a place like Sparesbox or from eBay UK in bulk to make them really cheap (like 4 oil filters at once). I do everything except wheel alignments and sometimes the biannual brake fluid flush. Just easier to pay for those.

            An oil change is easy. Even timing belt kits aren’t too hard once you’ve done a few. Just need the manual and a few tools off eBay.

            I usually keep my cars long term if they suit me and buy them a few years old so they’re still good, low km and less than half new price.

            • @wfdTamar: I'm the same, keep the cars for a while, so in the end, a stamped logbook may mean an extra 10%. Which prob is less than $500.

              Would never attempt a timing belt change but I'm game for most other things.

              For an older car, condition is much more important than stamped logbook.

              For VAG cars, I find Runautoparts cheaper than sparesbox.

              • @JB1: Thanks, I'll try them (run auto).

                Just before warranty runs out seems to be the sweet spot to buy. Hopefully well serviced, low km, and still some warranty to fix anything you find wrong. I think with modern cars people are crazy selling them then (unless you buy a real dog like say a Jeep).

                I've never seen a service book properly stamped. They always have services missing, or done way off when they're due. I would rather trust an enthusiastic amateur (like me) that knows what they're doing and uses quality parts and oils. Some service places just use cheapest that will do the job. Or overpriced vehicle branded parts at dealers.

                • @wfdTamar: I tend to buy my cars at 2yo with a bit of warranty left. Good thing is that now most new cars have 5 year warranty.

                  Have purchased a new car before. Got free servicing for 3 years. New car feeling ended about in 3 months.. probably depreciated $10,000 as soon as I drove out of the dealer.

                  After the 1st owner or after 7 years, most owners service them at the local non specialised mechanic when they feel like it. Mechanic probably uses semi-syn 10w40 and Ryco filters for every car that comes in.

                  I alwayd service my at a max of 10k or 15k depending on the car. I service my GTi every 7.5k or 10k or 6 months. A bit more than normal because it's a small boosted motor. Plus it's only $40 an oil change.

                  My 3L turbo Volvo, happy to leave 15k or 12 months because it's sump uses 7.4L of oil and is less stressed.

                  Runautoparts are great. Free shipping on purchases of only $50.

      • Got an 08 Octavia too. Must be something about these models. Ultra reliable

    • Apparently they are very reliable.

      Australia gets all their Skoda’s from the exact same factories that supply Europe and the UK. The reliablility surveys out of Europe and the UK generally put Skoda’s near the very top on reliability surveys.

    • I'm pretty sure Skoda is vw just different body and badge. Running gear is made by vw

  • Skoda owner here. 280k in my 08 Octavia Elegance and the only issue I've had is a failed turbo at 210k. Still original clutch, only replaced front shocks for the first time 10k ago. The car still drives incredibly well and I get around 1000km per tank from the diesel engine. Servicing has been surprisingly affordable at my local trusted mechanic. As long as you service on schedule and do the timing belt along with the water pump (every 100k) you should be fine…I do my fuel filter more often than suggested.

    Skodas are often used in Europe as taxis for their reliability. In saying that, you're bound to find someone who has had a bad experience.

    • In so pleased to see Lionel Richie drives a Škoda. More surprised to live in Australia, not Alabama. Try the Kodiaq next.

  • European cars in Australia are over-priced at sale, servicing and parts

    They also have relatively poor resale value if you buy one new - you essentially lose 20-30% when you drive out the dealship

  • Have a 2008 Octavia RS and it's been the most reliable car I've ever owned. It gets serviced by a local independent who specialises in euro cars, and it's been the cheapest car I've maintained, because nothing really ever goes wrong. It still drives really well and feels almost as solid as when new, with barely a rattle. A lot of Aussies don't know much about Skoda, or think it's an 'unknown' brand. It's the 5th oldest car maker in the world with 160 years of industrial heritage. I've owned several Japanese cars, but the Octavia is the best overall car I've ever owned, by a big margin.

    With the current offer you could get an Octavia base model wagon for $29990 driveaway, with 7 year warranty and 3 years servicing. As a family car, it will demolish anything in the same price range as far as space, driver dynamics and quality is concerned. You couldn't buy a better family car for the money.

  • Do skoda have any quick sporty cars?

    • How quick? Octavia RS245 sedan/wagon will have some punch.

    • I just bought a 2020 octavia rs245 sedan. Look up the reviews and comparisons to other cars. Definitely up there if you're wanting 'quick and sporty'.
      They are very good cars, not that I have had mine for any length of time. Seemingly lot of haters on here that are only going by the perception that unless it's BMW or the other luxury brands, then it mustn't be premium. I'd certainly class it as premium, at least the ones I looked at.
      In terms of the deal, I negotiated price and got 5yr servicing included, so if you can't negotiate price, I'm not convinced this is a great deal.

      • I negotiated price and got 5yr servicing included

        5 years has been standard since they started selling Skodas in Australia.

        • Getting a 5 year servicing pack (effecting free servicing for 5 years) thrown in is not something standard they have been selling on Skodas.

          It’s an optional pack.

          In this case the buyer was able to get that pack included in the deal for his new car

    • Any Škoda can be used to lose one's licence on speeding offences alone.

      • A car doesn't need to be quick and sporty for one to commit a speeding offence. A 30 year old corolla might take a minute or two to get to 160 KPH, but it shall eventually get there and that doesn't make it quick and sporty.

    • Do skoda have any quick sporty cars?

      They have very good performance cars for the price. However most people don't like them because the look of the Skoda is a bit "boxy" and the interiors are slightly cheaper. The dampeners are cheaper, etc etc. That is how they save money. But give you great performance. Bit like Subaru.

      Disclaimer: I own a Skoda.

      • Skoda’s interiors are not that cheap and nasty anymore. In some cases they are actually a step up over VW.

        YouTube (or go and see yourself) how VW’s SUV’s interior compare to Skoda’s. Skoda’s are generally a step up.

        • VW T-Cross vs Skoda Kamiq
          Kamiq has a nicer interior, soft touch plastics, etc.

        • VW T-ROC vs Skoda Karoq
          Karoq has a nicer interior. More soft touch plastics

        • VW Tiguan vs Skoda Kodiaq
          Kodiaq has a nicer interior. More soft touch plastics, etc.

        • Skoda’s interiors are not that cheap and nasty anymore.

          I never really thought they were. But they did take considered shortcuts in places which is fine. They were never built to be competition for VWs really.

          VW Tiguan vs Skoda Kodiaq. Kodiaq has a nicer interior. More soft touch plastics, etc.

          I got given a top of the range Kodiaq to test drive at my last service. I would say that the interior matches the comfortline pretty well. The highline version of the Tiguan is better in my opinion. Just a quieter and more comfortable ride and the interior just a touch nicer. I have no idea of the price difference between the top tier versions of these cars.

          As a disclaimer again, I own a Skoda which means I had a long hard look at VWs before I went with Skoda! I love the cars but I am not blind to their shortcomings.

    • If you want something genuinely quick:

      • Octavia RS
      • Kodiaq RS
      • Karoq Sportsline (its in-between genuinely quick and something sporty)
      • Superb Sportsline (its in-between genuinely quick and something sporty)

      If you want something sporty:

      • Karoq Sportsline
      • Kodiaq Sportsline
      • Superb Sportsline

      If you want something that just looks sporty:

      • Scala Monte Carlo (coming soon)
      • Kamiq Monte Carlo (coming soon)
      • Octavia Sport
    • Superb 206tsi have the golf r motor. Should be fast.

      • I think the Superb 206TSI was replaced by Superb Sportsline? It’s exactly the same car with just different wheels and seats.

  • +3 votes

    When I bought my Kodiaq almost 3 years ago it had the best value for money in terms of space, tech, and features; even more than Asian brands. Also came with a 5 year warranty. I've done close to 75k km without a single fault, wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

    • Bought the launch pack Kodiaq 3 years ago, have not experience any fault. Recently bought a 4 year
      service pack that will cover next 4 service. Would be happy to buy another.

      • Well, this is OzB and you should recommend buying a Camry or at least another Asian make and model or you'll be mocked by the opposition. But joking and teasing aside, I'd be more than glad to see a better option in terms of practicality and value for money, let alone the 7 year warranty. This would have been be a no brainer if I was in the market for a family mover.

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