I choose this car after owning a Honda accord. I wanted a 2.0l automatic that had adjustable height seats to get my elderly mother in and out of easily and a large boot to put all the stuff that two daughters need to be lug round whilst a university.I looked at various MPVs but they were either too big or didn't have the adjustable passenger seat and you had to step up into them...something my 86year old mother would not manage. So I looked at the Toledo and liked what I saw. It ticks all the boxes for spaciousness and versatility without being a huge car........... The interior is well laid out, roomy and comfortable for 4 adults and a very small child in the middle of the back seat! There is a bit of noise compared to the honda but I've got used to that.......so what lets it down? The only real thing that I am a little unhappy about is the fuel consumption. It is a little on the high side...I'm getting around 340 miles to a full tank costing around £50 (95p/Litre). The honda also 2l auto petrol gave me about another 80 miles to a tank at that price All in all however I am really pleased as it has ticked all the boxes. I love the drivers seat, it is really comfortable and I love the practicality of having the huge boot. Like many others I also don't understand why the toledo scores lower in reviews than the altea....give me the extra space anytime!
I'm driving this car since one year now. Overall, the handling is very good. The car is silent on good quality roads, however, once you start driving on lower quality roads, the road noise is really annoying and you need to speak louder to communicate with other people in the car. The plastic quality is below average and there are noises all around on bumpy roads. The engine is far from quite for all revs. If you are outside the car, the exhaust noise is strange, but the dealer claims this to be normal, which I should let checked somewhere other than SEAT service I guess.
My 55-plate 2.0TDI Sport came with 5000 miles from the local dealer for not much over £10000 plus good trade-in on previous model Toledo. Good quality finish (you only find these things out when you wash a car for the first time), and lovely alloys. Tremendous space and easy to load into (people and goods). Back seats fold brilliantly. Performance quite acceptable, although I can never seem to get much above 46mpg, where I would expect to get 50 with my mainly A road/motorway driving. It always feels safe, and corners with little body roll, making for a sporty drive. I can't really see why they don't sell more - why bother with an Altea when you can have a Toledo with its extra luggage space? And don't tell me that it has an ugly back end, it's just characterful. And I have the benefit of exclusivity. Great value all round. Thank you, SEAT!
I'm now at 50k miles, and unfortunately the latest review is a mixed bag.
The car is great to drive, but mpg has remained at about 44mpg.
It is going back to the garage for the fifth (yes 5th) lot of warranty work this week.
The initial rattle wasn't fixed in 5 visits to the dealer (I found a loose wiring bundle eventually, fixed it with bubble wrap); it then had the passenger airbag replaced following a dashboard warning light; it then had a valve in the emissions system replaced following another warning light; I then had to get the AA out after it blew a turbo hose (replaced at the dealer when I got back); and it is now having the turbo itself replaced.
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