Seat Cordoba Review from Malta

2002 Seat Cordoba Multi Point Injection( MPi) 1.6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres

Summary:

With some mods like I did my self the car becomes unique

Faults:

On board Display shorted.

Front wind screen trim gone off.

Handle wear (interior/exterior).

Carriage holder paint crack.

6 speakers shorted at the same time.

Door upholstery went off.

Roof upholstery, went off.

General Comments:

The Car has a great performance acceleration and top speed.

My version has ABS and TCS and really has great handling on 17" alloys.

Though I have loads of downs with this car, but managed to arranged all problems, I still consider that its one of the best cars ever produced by Seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2006

16th Apr 2006, 08:17

My father has bought a Seat Cordoba Cupra 1.4 16v petrol... with regards to performance/handling I just can't fault the car, however when it comes to electronics, the car is complete disaster. In our case the radio works well and we did not have any problems with the display/speakers etc. I must say that the Local Seat Agent helped us, and they always did the repairs when there where faults.

For some reason or another, (from time to time) the dashboard keeps on showing a red-warning light which states 'EPC'. We still can't figure why it is always giving up this error, however I presume that this fault is coming from the main engine management system.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review