I love the car and would will purchase a Seat again
At 46000 miles the air flow sensor went faulty. This cost €300 to replace.
At 61000 miles the front disc's needed replacing because of a shudder in the steering when braking.
The car has 80000 miles and the engine management system has failed. Its losing power on the motorway and the management system "shuts" things down to a fast idle speed just enough to get you home.
The front strut has loosened and is going in to the garage tomorrow for these items to be fixed.
This car has been terrific for space comfort and reliability. I do all the basic servicing myself and in 5 years it has cost me €2578 in parts. This includes the ten tyres that I have bought for it. Its quite heavy on tyres. The handling is good and very car-like. The 90BHP is not enough power, but newer models have 115BHP. It's a great family car with loads of space for trips abroad.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2005