2000 Seat Cordoba S 1.6 (75BHp) from UK and Ireland
This car is so reliable it even started after being pulled out of a ditch sideways
Stereo use to switch itself off for no reason when I first got the car (apparently quite common). Replaced under warranty.
Engine overheated at 65000 miles, took the thermostat out, been fine ever since.
Really plain/bland completely anonymous.
Interior has got too many hard plastics and does not feel cosy, seats are too hard, space is too tight in the back, tape player can't be replaced by a CD player.
Ride is harsh and uncomfortable, suspension is unsettled, steering is vague, traction is really poor in the wet almost dangerous...
On the plus point, the engine is very nice and willing, the boot is MASSIVE, and good mpg can be achieved if you know how to drive it..
All in all, I would definitely fancy a different car, something newer and better, but don't really want to get rid of my Cordoba, as it has been so utterly reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th July, 2008
3rd Aug 2009, 13:36
An update, my Cordoba now has 87000 miles on the clock and has failed its MOT for the first time whilst in my possession! Came as a bit of a shock considering how dependable she has been the four years I have had her! A hole in the chassis by the seat-belt anchorage point, cost me £50 for the welding, not too bad though! One the coolant hoses has started leaking also, SEAT only sells them by the pair though £35,will need to get it sorted soon...
Overall, she is still very dependable, but I think she is getting to that age where I will have to spend money on her... I have seriously started looking at a replacement, maybe not another Seat though as I fancy something else!