2003 Seat Cordoba Reviews

2003 Seat Cordoba SDI Stella 1.9 SDI from Slovenia

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 SDI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance91000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Baleno

Summary:

Bad quality but excellent driving performance

Faults:

The hand brake handle almost fell apart. I've fixed it myself by pressing on a small tooth beneath the handle.

The ignition latch wasn't working properly. I had to turn/press a bit harder to get the motor started. Fixed under guarantee.

Remote unlocking was failing constantly, I thought that the battery was low, but there was something wrong with the computer. Fixed Under warranty.

Front left door was leaking, fixed under warranty.

Front left joint had to be replaced after 60000 km (37282 miles). Cost 350$

The transmission has a joint clearance at 90000 km (55 923 miles). Haven't fixed it yet.

General Comments:

I liked my old car Suzuki Baleno better.

The performance of the SDI engine is great though.

Steering wheel is a bit hard, but OK.

Cars scalability is great, there was a point where I thought I was going to fall out of a curve, but the Cordoba did excellent, she pulled me right out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th March, 2005

2003 Seat Cordoba SE TDI PD 130 1.9 TDI turbo diesel 130PS from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI turbo diesel 130PS Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30500 miles
Previous carLexus IS200

Summary:

Fantastic, underrated, and economical performance saloon

Faults:

Boot catch intermittent - repaired quickly under warranty.

General Comments:

The Cordoba possesses fantastic performance and handling.

Ultimate Stealth car - fast, fun, but classy and sophisticated looking. Really an Ibiza Cupra trying to get out!

Interior is a little sombre compared to the elegant exterior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2004

2003 Seat Cordoba Signo 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance600 miles
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Great price for a great Car

Faults:

Intermittent wipers weren't working and the indicator didn't flash when using the remote central locking to lock the car. Both were fixed when brought back to the dealer and working fine now.

General Comments:

I got the black and it looks great. Great curves and chrome finish on the front grille looks great. If you're getting the black ask for the chrome kit as a free extra.

Only 1.2 64BHP, but you wouldn't think it for the power in her.

Great drive. Steering is great with DSR (Dynamic Steering Response)

Signo version is all electric (including rear windows). Alarm, Immobilizer, Remote Central Locking, Front Fog Lights (look great), Trip Computer (very handy).

Big glove compartment, compartment under drivers seat, wee compartment under the steering wheel.

Lovely interior and looks great. CD player and space for other equipment. 2 Airbags and the passenger one can be turned off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2003

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews