Impossible to drive without smiling :-)
Fuel pump went, however was fixed easily.
Not one other problem! PERIOD.
Mods: Lowered 2imches
Unifliter Air cleaner.
You cannot kill these cars!
This is my mothers car and she picked it herself and drives it daily to work etc. I drive a modified 300zx and cannot help, but take the little Seat out for a fang every chance I can!
Yes the seat is really slow, but the power curve is so linear that it is just the most fun car to drive. Just because its slow don't let this turn you off as you can drive through the gears without totally flouting your licence!
I drive allot of cars in my line of work, but this thing never ceases to put a smile on my face. Did I mention the gearbox?? it is so silky smooth and goes where it should (missing a gear is a rare occasion indeed) that most of the time I change gears with my fingertips.
I have taught so many of my friends to drive in the Seat because of how easy and forgiving it is to drive. For some reason the Seat is nearly stall proof, somehow pulling away no matter how bad the clutch work is!
In closing this is an example of the abuse the little Seat can take. About 2 years ago these incidents happened back to back, my mother way overfilled the oil and oil shout up through the carby leaving plumes of white smoke down the road (who knows how much went through the engine). I cleaned it all up and to this day you wouldn't know it happened. Also about a week later she checked the oil after what happened and topped up a little, and left the oil cap off!!! she then drove the two hour round trip to work emptying every-drop of oil from the engine all into the enginebay, over everything electrical! But the little Seat kept on trucking until it got home. I spent almost a day cleaning and degreasing the engine-bay and like a said before to this day you wouldn't know the car went through such abuse!
I am just so impressed with this car that I felt compelld to write a survey.
P.S Handles like a go-kart, with such good front end turn in it has a tendency to over-steer!! in a tiny front wheel drive! WOOHOO!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th March, 2005