1994 Seat Toledo Reviews

1994 Seat Toledo GLX 1.8 i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carRenault 21

Summary:

Good performance and reliability

Faults:

In the time I owned it the water pump had to be replaced twice.

Suffered from overheating when idling causing the tappets to be very noisy.

Other than that, 149,000 mile when I sold it and still going strong, speaks for itself.

Rust starting to show when I sold it.

General Comments:

Very fast car with VW Golf engine, hence the reliability.

Lots of toys on this model (GLX) but the interior could have been a bit more sumptuous and brighter.

This car looks like a saloon, but is a hatchback with a huge boot. However this is at the expense of legroom in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2002

1994 Seat Toledo gli 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Practical and a good all rounder that's a bit different

Faults:

Rear section of exhaust (from manifold onwards) : £180.

Now needs a one hundred and twenty thousand mile service (cam belt change) which costs at least three hundred pounds (over £500 at a main SEAT dealer)

Problems with automatic choke, soon to be fixed (hopefully!_

General Comments:

Good car overall. feels a bit under powered at first, but when you get used to it the engine needs to be rev-ed to be usable. great on motor ways and dual carage ways would cruise along at 115mph if U. K limits allowed. Apart from the usual not much gone wrong (yet!) and very practical as it has a massive boot, also the rear seats fold down, making it very practical at transporting large loads. The brakes could be better, but maybe this is down to he millage of the car and that the brake fluid is due to be replaced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2002

1994 Seat Toledo GLX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Heater control (which is a common problem with this model), electric window, clutch, rapid plugs. All fixed very swiftly!

General Comments:

Fantastic build quality, which hints of its Volkswagen connections, very economical, and quick for a diesel!

And handling is very good for such a large car. As they are fairly cheap the Toledo represents excellent value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews