I was looking for a German car, but couldn't find one with less than 100,000k on the clock for what I was prepared to pay. It was then I considered the Seat Toledo. It's a Volkswagen-Audi under the skin. For £3995 I got a German-built car with a genuine 28,600 on the clock.
With a 1.8 20 valve Volkswagen-Audi engine, it'll soak up the miles with ease. Even though it is an automatic, and is therefore slightly more thirsty, it's a doddle to drive. The performance is stunning accompanied by a raucous note from the twin exhausts.
I had a choice of two models; a 1.8S and a 1.8SE. I decided to go for the higher spec SE. It's got cruise control, climate control, ABS, traction control, all round electric windows, six airbags, six track Cd multi-changer and cassette Sony stereo, computer, all round disc brakes, front and rear headrests, power steering, remote central locking, four speed intermittent wipe, front and rear fog-lights... I could go on.
With the package I got, for the money I spent...unless you are a badge snob, why pay all that extra for an Audi or Volkswagen badge?