1996 Seat Toledo Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1996 Seat Toledo SE 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Omega

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Clutch needs adjusted at 80,000 miles.

ABS sensor replaced.

Usual wear and tear over time I've had the car - new brakes discs, pads, new tyres, etc.

That's it.

General Comments:

Nice car, generally very reliable, apart form the problems listed above, but to be honest I don't think the previous owner looked after it to well.

Good to drive, the 1.8i petrol engine pulls better than I expect, very nippy, though a bit noisy on the motorways. Good handling too, grips the road well. Can roll a little too much in corners though, but I don't hang around!

Being the SE model it has decent spec - air con, electric windows, sunroof, ABS, twin airbags, etc. Not the most comfortable car in the world - the seats are OK, but the driving position is a little awkward - you adjust the height of the steering wheel, like in my previous cars. You get used to it though. Also the ride is not the most refined - but then again I'm used to driving bigger executive cars (Vauxhall Omega, BMW 5-series, etc.)

Great fuel economy - anything form 37 to 42 + MPG.

Overall, just a nice ordinary family car, that's a bit different form your usual family cars form Ford/Vauxhall or whatever. The 1996 Seat Toledo I have is also bulit by Volkswagen, and it shows, the quality is better than older Seat models. I think I read its just a restyled Volkswagen Jetta/Vento/Bora, and it sure looks a lot like one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2005

1996 Seat Toledo GLX 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

Quick and comfortable car

Faults:

Some rust around the side windovs and on the bottom of front right door, and that is about it, but I have only had the car only few months.

General Comments:

Sports car with auto transmission, it is a really quick car and it's not using too much petrol. Great balance of weight/power (110 kw), I can only complain about leg space, but I'm a big man.

The only big problem is that is hard to find spare parts in Australia and if you find them they are very expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2001

1996 Seat Toledo SXE 1.9 TDI from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Very good value for money - if you can find one!

Faults:

Have only needed new wiper blades.

General Comments:

A very roomy car with huge boot.

Lots of extras like air conditioning, ABS, electric windows and airbags.

A very good family car, which is a bit different to your standard Ford/Vauxhall.

The only bad point, the boot is very high and this makes parking difficult.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2001

1996 Seat Toledo SXE 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Frontera

Summary:

Performance, lots of gadgets to keep even James Bond happy whilst sipping the fuel

Faults:

Heater controls (a common fault), nothing else. Very reliable and economical, lots of goodies to play with. Benefit of having huge boot and brill performance for a diesel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2000

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews