1994 Seat Marbella from Germany


Very basic, but reliable and cheap on gas


Fuel Intake got clogged, causing the car to stall. ADAC fixed it on the spot for about 40 euros.

Moon-roof leaked sometimes.

General Comments:

Very reliable car that got great gas mileage. It's a very cheap car, I bought it for about 200 euros in 2000. Very basic, kind of a cramped feeling. It won't go over 120 km/h, which is a real pain on the autobahn, sometimes if I drove down a hill it would go up to 140km/h. The stock stereo was awful, very weak speakers. But it got the job done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2007

12th Jan 2008, 02:54

I gotta say that your car is additionally slowed down with gas fuel because it took some strength away from engine that is only 40 hp by default

Gas installing is pointless in car that is low on petrol.

1994 Seat Marbella 903cc from Malta


Reliable, economical and cheap


Worn gearbox.

Broken steering rack (my fault)

Radiator leak.

Some rust at door hinges.

General Comments:

This car is extremely reliable! In Malta we have very bad roads with lots pot holes and bumps, and until now only one hole managed to break the steering (the whole wheel could fit in the hole)

Gearbox has to be treated with care.

Handling is very good even though it rolls a lot. on wet roads the rear of the vehicle tends to slip since its very light.

Braking is good with power brakes.

Lots and lots of space if you remove the back seat.

Quite uncomfortable (compared to the cortina MkII I had before it)

Lots of rattles and squeaks!

The car is also quite fast and easy to drive. I would recommend it to anyone!

Parts very cheap.

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

Review Date: 27th January, 2007

1991 Seat Marbella XL 903cc from Portugal




It cost to me 150 eur's, and I think I have to change the radiator. The radiator Fan always work. We are in the summer, I know, but the water is always very warm, and today even the temperature light of the water turned on. I've changed a rubber "fol" from the right wheel.

General Comments:

I'm starting to like to drive this car, its cool, but the noise it makes is very high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2005

1991 Seat Marbella Sun 850 from Portugal


Lots of fun and joy


Water thermostat and radiator valve gave away at 150.000 ks, shock abservers had gone when bought.

General Comments:

Not quite the fastest car of the world.

Just wonderfull to drive on gravel.

Hugely economical machine, 10 euros of gas per week.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2004

1994 Seat Marbella fun 903cc from UK and Ireland


Very reliable and a load of fun to drive


Mold has started to grow inside the car.

The drivers side does not lock and neither does the passenger side

The original pink paintwork is coming through the spray painted over red paintwork.

General Comments:

My first car, and am still driving it. although its pink and I'm an 18 male, it is really funny. I haven't really had any problems with the car and would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of a first car. I used it for practicing driving and when my dad said emergency stop, it just kept going and going.

Haven't really ventured with the car. Gave it blacked out windows and some funky stickers that came in a magazine. A pink marbelle with blacked out windows does turn a lot of heads.

Otherwise it has been a really economical car for me and saved me petrol on short runs, even though the speed does like going above 70. that's the speed limit and what with a new license, it a lovely car to drive.

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

Review Date: 28th May, 2004

1995 Seat Marbella 0.9 benza from Italy


It accelerates, but doesn't brake at all!!!


The electronic unit failed 4 times, and still doesn't work properly.

The engine loosed water, needed to be rebuilt, driver's window mechanic broke.

The handbrake doesn't brake anything.

General Comments:

The comfort is non excellent, plastic quality is awful, brakes are insufficient, if you want to stop you have to push hard and pray.

But the engine is fantastic! It took me at more than 160 Km/h (i don't exactly know how much becuse the speedometer ends at 160 Km/h), we did an 800 Km trip without problems,

It has no problem to start at -10 C, it can go in 20 cm of fresh snow without chains, can be parked practically everywhere.

Sportful driving is joyful, Buy it! it's a fantastic CARRRRRRR.

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

Review Date: 15th July, 2002