18th Jun 2007, 07:28

I own one of these cars, and as far as tyres go I find the best ones are Continental Sport Contact 2 or Toyo Proxes T1R, they both have lots of grip wet and dry and respond well to small steering inputs. As far as wandering across the road I've experienced the exact opposite, the faster I go the grippier and safer it feels, never had any kind of movement in windy weather.

The idea of ABS is it only activates in an extreme braking situation, it should not employ in regular driving at all, if it does then there is something wrong with your car. I have had my car 3 years and have never activated the ABS. Are you sure you're not talking about the traction control cutting in and out.

19th Dec 2007, 04:49

I too own a seat Cordoba TDI pump Duse 130 and agree with most of the points good and bad as mentioned above.

My main gripe with the Cordoba is ' wind noise ' while driving down the motorway. It is so bad at higher speeds that you might as well open the drivers window slightly as the noise is hardly any different.

I've had my Cordy since it was 6 months old and this problem has irritated me from the start.

The car has already been back to the dealership to have a new door seal fitted, and this made no difference whatsoever.

I've recently been back to the Steelers again and they told me that the problem with the Ibiza range { where wind noise is concerned) isn't with the seals, it's with the door mirrors.

They fitted some kind of insulating tape inside the drivers door mirror and the wind noise was only very slightly reduced.

If any of you Cordy owners out there have a solution to this problem please post it as it is still driving me crazy.

The only other issue I have with the Cordoba TDI 130 is the problem of 'rear vision ' while reversing.

In my opinion it borders on dangerous as you can't see a thing while reversing, due to the cars high waistline and fairly small rear window.

I've decided to bite the bullet and have some parking sensors fitted, which this car should have had fitted as standard.


15th Apr 2010, 03:34

Just a quick comment about these cars. I spent a couple of days sharing driving to Scotland in this model. Had no idea how much fun they were, in fact I'd never even seen one before my friend acquired one. The cars a real blast, incredibly low key but alarmingly quick even with 4 people and a boot full of luggage. Great cruising and punchy mid range, and very quiet at speed once you adjust to a bit of wind noise around the driver's window.

It's not the last word in refinement, a bit dull inside (nice red dials at night though) but a well put together, solid and reliable family car with a trick or two up its sleeve. Low ownership costs too. I think they're a bargain little stealth saloon. Recommended.