Used Seat Arosa Hatchback 1997 - 2004 review

Category: Small car

Section: Advice for buyers

Seat Arosa Hatchback (97 - 04)
  • Seat Arosa Hatchback (97 - 04)
  • Seat Arosa Hatchback (97 - 04)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Seat Arosa hatchback?

Seat might make its cars with Volkswagen bits, but the Spaniards have a better reliability record than VW. Although its overall placings in our reliability surveys have dropped in recent years, Seat usually manages to outperform its parent company.

Seat can't seem to match VW on customer satisfaction, though. The Arosa came bottom of its class in the 2005 JD Power survey because of customers' concerns over high repair costs - and rightly so.