Seat Toledo Review from Belgium

2001 Seat Toledo Sport 1.9 TDI 110 bhp

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI 110 bhp Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

The perfect mix between a family car and a muscle car

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. The car is still in mint condition.

General Comments:

This car absolutely fabulous.

At this point I can't find any major point in which the car has let me down.

Although it could use some more head and leg room in the back.

It's performance is astonishing. I already left some BMW and Mercedes cars in a puff of smoke. The VW-technology has really pushed this car beyond its limits.

Cheap in running costs. Fuel consumption will be extremely low even if you have right foot made out of lead.

The leather steering wheel feels sporty and is fully adjustable to the position you want it to be.

Seats offer fantastic support and you won't get out of your car broken if you drive it for several hours.

Don't buy a VW Bora that is more expensive and looks extremely dull. Try the Seat Toledo and be amazed.

I know I was... I still am!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2001

1st Aug 2001, 03:48

I own a new Seat Toledo V5 and although slightly less economical than the TDi, I completely agree with this review. The Toledo is extremely rewarding to drive, much more so than a VW, more affordable to run long term, and is nicer to look at.

26th Nov 2001, 17:47

I own a Seat Toledo TDiSE, it is a fantastic car and my "indigo" blue Toledo is one of the best looking cars on the road. It also has been totally reliable so far. Such a comfortable car to drive. It is a much better looking car than the VW Bora.

5th May 2003, 08:01

You can't beat the bora stop trying.

1st Dec 2003, 17:24

I own a SEAT 1.9TDI Sport I agree with the other revues, in terms of robustness it's a very good car. Mine already with 65000Km and no problem. Visits to the mechanic only on the normal Seat Service mileages for revision. Until now I've only spent money on Gas, oil and filters :)

A great car.

21st Dec 2004, 16:08

I am on my second Seat, it's a Leon.

It came with the windscreen washers pointing in the wrong direction and the headlights pointing at the ground. I fixed these myself. The big problem was the radio, I ordered an AM radio, the car came with an FM radio and the dealer replaced this with a more expensive model, (aura), I paid the extra. The radio was no good from day one, it crackled in dry weather and I could stop the crackling only by applying the handbrake or the footbrake, this worked for a time, but eventually it started crackling again.

I had the car to the dealer six times, he replaced the antenna a few times and said he replaced the radio (which he did not), he lost the code so when he removed the radio it would not work just as I wanted to go on holiday!!

The Importer was not much help, I asked for a refund of money on the radio, but I can get this only when I buy another new Seat.

You have been warned.

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review