2003 Seat Toledo SE 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Rubbish by design on a computer, that never saw a reality check in the real world
Door locks - water ingress through dodgy door seals and pollen filter housing.
A real bodge on a bodge on a bodge, and shocking to realise it's essentially a VW. The door locks in the central locking are a constant issue, mainly due to serious design flaws that make them so over complicated it's a wonder anything works! Electric windows and central locking are simple components in essence. VW decided to reinvent the wheel times a 1000 and now it's nothing like a wheel!
The pollen filter was clearly an afterthought as it's been rammed under the windscreen scuttle from the outside, and it leaks like a sieve and it's very doubtful it even worked properly as a filter!
Water ingress as a consequence from every orifice, doors, pollen filter, windows etc etc.
5 speed which feels like you are driving along in 4th gear with the engine screaming out for a 6th gear.
All my life I have steered clear of VW through gut instinct and seeing how awful the Golf was by design in the 80s, when everyone else was building class acts. A tractor version of a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th March, 2023