1997 Seat Cordoba SE 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Prestige, performance and you pay less!

Faults:

There was only one minor problem, the rear door pins are weak and break easily.

General Comments:

The Cordoba is great! When looking for a new car it stood out, it was unmissable (Ferrari red.) It is a very economic car considering the fantastic sporty body and interior. Not to mention the awesome acceleration on the motorway, out performed a BMW 518. This car is so unusual in Britain and really turns heads! Thanks Seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2003

15th Mar 2004, 06:58

It's called Tornado Red.

1997 Seat Cordoba SE 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

An underrated, economical, well built bargain

Faults:

Slow puncture to rear nearside type, possibly due to hitting kerb.

Drivers door has dropped slightly, due to play in hinge, causing it to chaff on pillar.

General Comments:

The most reliable car I have ever owned.

Fuel consumption never drops below 46MPG. Averages 48MPG with 50-51MPG on a run.

Comfortable and roomy, especially the boot which is enormous.

Great handling.

Great stereo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2002

1997 Seat Cordoba SE 1.6i 8v from UK and Ireland

Faults:

Back box vibrated, however dealer fitted new one under warranty. The front bumper screws keep coming out.

General Comments:

The car has served me well and should continue to do so. The tank could be bigger. The radio has an annoying feature by which it switches off the back speakers if the volume is too loud. The radio also seems to get very hot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 1999

1997 Seat Cordoba SE 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

Had the car 6 months now and it is going very well. A little underpowered and can be hard on petrol. All in all a very good value package. Excellent radio.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 1999

1997 Seat Cordoba SE 1.4i from Croatia

Faults:

Strange noise from the exhaust system, when the machine is hot. Something like resonance at a specific rpm. Replacement of a rear muffler didn't help. Also, clicking sound from the front suspenders (or near it), when driving on poor roads.

General Comments:

Very good on uphill (taking into consideration its low power - 44kW). A lot of space in the trunk. Not enough space for driver's legs, the rack between front left and right seat is not shaped well. Bad backward visibility.

Thin paint layer.

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

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1997 Seat Cordoba SXE 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Faults:

Just bought, so to early to say, although doors sound as though they don't make as good a contact as they should (a little bit of noise from the seals).

General Comments:

Had put in an order for a new Ibiza - after waiting 3 months and what would seem another 3 for delivery stumped up the extra and went for the Cordoba. Best thing I ever did - great car, lovely VW 100bhp 1.6 engine, full equipment (aircon etc).

Dealer is fab - threw in CD player and kept trade - in price for old car for 3 months. Buy one and be surprised!. Petrol a little heavy if car driven fast, but you can't have it all!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 1998