Some Superbs came without a spare wheel, just a tyre repair kit. In our opinion, it’s worth buying a full-size wheel from a breakers and fitting it in the wheel recess provided. You’ll pay £90.07 for a new steel wheel at a dealer, but 17in steel wheels with tyres are selling for £140 on ebay.
It’s been known for the ‘key’ not to be recognised with keyless entry systems and the Columbus sat-nav system isn’t that robust. If the screen freezes, try getting it rebooted by a main dealer. An annoying rattle from the glovebox area is another Superb foible, but owners have yet to trace the source.
With the electrics, it’s been known for the wiring in the Twindoor arrangement to fray on older models, so if your rear lights stop working this could be why. The latch mechanism can fail, too.
Finally, look out for bonnet rust where the badge fits, because even reasonably new cars under warranty seem to suffer.
Other component prices
SPARE WHEEL Main dealer £90.07 Independent from £140.00 (complete with tyre)