I had a V5 as a company car from new in 1998 and did 70K in 1.5yrs. I have to say that it is one of the best cars I have owned. Went like a train, fully loaded with kit, built like a tank and looked OK.
If you can find a well looked after one as a run about get it. Sounds lovely too
I bought this car at ten months old with 13,000 miles on the clock from a Seat dealer.
It is now almost out of warranty with only 23,000 miles under its belt. The car is lovely to drive, with good throttle response and ride, although the long pedal travel on the brakes takes a little getting used to.
The car is very comfortable and has been very economical (62mpg on a long motorway run). I have taken four adults and luggage to the south of France with ease.
The servicing costs have been very good. At the last service, the car broke down on the road test, resulting in the car being in the dealership for eight weeks (a courtesy car was provided free of charge) while a complete new engine, turbo and catalytic converter was fitted.
I have only done 1000 miles on the new engine, so time will tell. If this had happened out of warranty, I may not be so forgiving.
Overall, it's an excellent car which I have, and still do, highly recommend.
Second part of previous review! 2001 Toledo 1.9TDI 110BHP, Signum, 141,000 miles, Irish car.
It is still sprightly- when you put the foot down you still get pushed back into your seat and the turbo is responsive. Handling is still crisp and the car feels solid and secure, important for me. Build quality is excellent, it feels like a VAG car. There is no signs of any kind of corrosion anywhere, and that's saying something for Irish weather. The lacquer is starting to flake off the alloys however, and one front shock is starting to groan and squeak, but after 141K miles you can't expect it to be perfect. There were 2 occasions where I was glad of the ABS and ESP black boxes, the car maintained it's grip and pointed where I wanted it to. Overall, I can't praise this car enough, and even now it still looks gorgeous next to other brands. I am now working 6 miles from home and am about to change up to my first ever NEW car. I am sticking with the brand. Oh, and the dealer can't be faulted either (unlike the previous Ford muppets)
I was originally looking for the Leon Cupra, but realised that i could get the Toeldo with the cupra engine for roughly £4,000 less (same age & mileage). When you have budget, it was a winner as it was still in warranty.
To date it has been excellent. A Reliable, comfortable and very quick car. Servicing was cheaper than expected at a main Dealer, £130 all in.
Interior is good, not dull and is spacious, the boot especially. Basically it is the same as the Golf and/or Audi but with cheaper materials and a less executive feeling. All the toys are there as standard i.e climate control, CD, computer & electric everything, Only leather and sat nav missing really.
Negatives: I seem to be changing bulbs more than i would expect. Rear is a little ugly, especially with the rear lights joined by the red reflector (containing the horizontal brake light) Although i bought a red car which helps to disguise it a bit. It drinks petrol regardless of speed, averaging 30 mpg (but hey!, i wanted the Cupra engine so i didn't come as a suprise).
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