2004 Seat Toledo SE 1.8 20v from UK and Ireland
Great quality and a brilliant saloon car, but a bit sore on fuel
So far since I have owned the car I have had to replace 2 rear shocks and 2 bottom arms, but these are perishables and it was the first time they have been changed in 4 years, so they were due to be changed
The finish inside is very good for the money and overall quality is what you would expect from German origin. The ride is very comfortable and the car is loaded with extras like electric and folding wing mirrors, on-board computer, auto wipers, climate control and auto dimming rear view mirror.
The car is high tax rate at £270 per year and it can be hard on fuel due to the nature of the engine. I am getting around 26 MPG around town and about 34 MPG on motorway or distant journeys, which isn't bad.
125bhp so it does go well and pulls well right round the clock, and can handle the speeds. I'll not admit to what I have taken the car to, but it was more than enough.
Plenty of rear leg room and the boot is very big, no signs of rust and the paintwork is in brilliant condition.
I would recommend the car as it is a great balance of family car and daily miler with a wee bit of performance.
I upgraded from a 2001 turbo diesel Golf which was remapped to 135bhp. I miss the economy from it, but don't miss the rugged non-PD motor, as the Toledo is quieter and a lot more refined. Plus these cars can be purchased for as little as around £800 for a good condition one. Great value for money, and feels and looks like it cost a lot more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2016