Seat Malaga Review from Israel

2004 Seat Malaga 1.9 TDI 110 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI 110 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

As good as they say

Faults:

Faulty light switch, tailgate struts shot, windshield spray water hose broke.

General Comments:

Solid feel when driving, handling not quite as good as my 306, but holds its own, especially with Conti tires.

Good power, could have used a 6th gear or longer fifth.

Poor speaker system, dull cabin upholstery, poor inner city comfort, though gets better when on the highway, economical at 18km per liter, tight back seat leg space, front seats will not go back enough for tall drivers (over 185cm).

Good service here, maintenance very reasonable, and easy to self maintain. Fixed the broken washer hose by putting in an irrigation line..

However had to remove the fuse for the fog lamps due to a faulty light switch.

I'm a happy camper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th April, 2011

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review