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PCH, 500 Bucks Worth Of Rust Edition: Skoda Felicia or Burma Jeep?

We were shocked, shocked to learn that the Peugeot 404 Baja racer annihilated the Oval Window Baja Bug in last Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll. It's a new week, however, and we've got new challenges ahead. Let's head on up to Seattle, where the constant rain creates sort of a year-round meat-market singles bar for… » 6/09/08 5:20pm 6/09/08 5:20pm

2009 Skoda Superb Supremely Safe, Achieves Five Stars In Euro-NCAP Tests

When we first saw the 2009 Skoda Superb we got weak in the knees. We asked the doctor to Czech us out and his Prague-nosis was that this Passat platform mate, with its twindoor system, was just too sexy. We know, it's a liftback sedan like all the others. But is it? Euro-NCAP, sort of the IIHS of Europe, tested the… » 5/28/08 9:40am 5/28/08 9:40am

Skoda Superb Estate In The Works? Is Someone Reading Our Diary?

If you know us, you know we love the 2009 Skoda Superb. For serious. It's the best looking thing they build on the the Passat platform. And now our friends at World Car Fans have some spy photos of what looks to be a Superb Estate and a rendering of what they expect it to look like. We're all in support of taking our… » 4/03/08 4:45pm 4/03/08 4:45pm

Skoda Superb GreenLine's Only Emission Is The Sex And CO2

For those who haven't noticed, we're a little dragon for the 2009 Skoda Superb (i.e. the Czech Passat) and it's clever TwinDoor system. And a version that gets better mileage and is better for the environment, why not? This version of the Superb gets a 1.9-Liter inline-four turbodiesel good for about 105 horsepower… » 3/07/08 10:20am 3/07/08 10:20am

It's A Hatch, It's A Trunk, It's The Skoda Twindoor System

The 2009 Skoda Superb was already our favorite version of the VW Passat when the company released images of it earlier this year. Since then we've been waiting for pictures of the new Twindoor system, which promised the styling of a sedan with the usability of a hatchback. We were dubious until we saw the pictures.… » 3/04/08 2:00pm 3/04/08 2:00pm

The Finest Skoda Limo Czechoslovak Korunas Can Buy

Forget Mutec and their Rolls-Royce Phantom, this Czech build Skoda 110 limousine may be the finest piece of old (oooold) world craftsmanship ever conceived. Completely decked out with all the modern amenities, including spray paint tinted windows, luxury bucket seats, ceiling mounted tube television, indoor/outdoor… » 2/22/08 1:15pm 2/22/08 1:15pm

2009 Skoda Superb To Be Outfitted With VW Media System

It only took Skoda, the Czech VW subsidiary, decades to emerge from the automotive Dark Ages and finally throw a tech bone or two into its sedans and the like. The latest news coming out of the land where they invented pilsner is that the Skoda Superb, which is primed and ready for an unveiling at the Geneva Auto… » 1/29/08 1:45pm 1/29/08 1:45pm

The Skoda Superb Is More Than Adequate

The folks at Skoda, the Czech VW subsidiary, have always had a stellar time reworking and elongating the Passat platform to make an upper-mid-level platform for that Czech executive on the go. Now we've got photos of the next generation Skoda Superb and, hey, it's better than ordinary. In fact, propelled by VW's 1.8… » 1/09/08 4:00pm 1/09/08 4:00pm

Match Made in Heaven: Skoda Delivery Fun

You didn't think we could actually make it through any trip without bringing you local Camino action did you? Here's a bitchin' Skoda Felicia Fun doing its duty as a pizza delivery truck/car in Schesslitz. Way more dignified than the last Fun we brought you. Could there be a better match? Pizza delivery, Camino-ness,… » 12/28/07 12:45pm 12/28/07 12:45pm

Engine Swap of the Day: Tatra and Audi V8s In Škoda Felicia

I've been making inquiries of our Czech friend BobAsh about the possibility of obtaining a Tatra V8 and transaxle from his homeland, thinking it might be fun to do a Tatra-engined VW Squareback as my personal Hell Project. He suggested I check out what some Czech madman did with a late-50s Škoda Felicia: first, a… » 11/13/07 12:45pm 11/13/07 12:45pm

Down On The Czech Street: Skoda Spartak!

Once again, our Czech tipster BobAsh has come through with the Skoda goods for us, this time in the form of a bunch of shots of a Skoda 440 (also known as the Spartak) from the mid-to-late 50s. Since BobAsh was kind enough to write a lot of description, thus sparing my lazy ass from having to, you know, do work,… » 10/12/07 2:15pm 10/12/07 2:15pm

Project Car Hell, Czech Edition: Tatra or Skoda?

We've received some great tips for Project Car Hell, but tipster Bobash takes it to a whole new level with these finds. After watching the excellent Czech-hoonage Tatra promotional film, Happy Journeys, he found both a Tatra 603 and a cop-style Skoda 1201. Not only that, he did the translation, provided all the… » 9/27/07 5:00pm 9/27/07 5:00pm

Skoda Releases First Fabia Wagon Teaser

The Czechs manning the chuck wagon over at Skoda have ladled up the first teaser image of the new Skoda Fabia Estate. The hatchback dropped earlier this year at Geneva, but we'll have to wait until we're cooling our heels on the banks of the Main to catch the wagon. Oh heartless burg of Frankfurt, you taunt us so. [… » 7/17/07 10:15pm 7/17/07 10:15pm