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Seat Arosa Hatchback (97 - 04) review

(1997 - 2004)
Seat Arosa Hatchback (97 - 04)
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What used Seat Arosa hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Seat Arosa hatchback?

The Arosa isn't the cheapest city car by any means - similar-sized offerings from Daewoo or Hyundai will cost you a lot less. However, these cars can't get anywhere near the Arosa for quality, and the only car that can, the VW Lupo, will cost you more than an Arosa.

Filling it up with fuel won't bankrupt you, either. The 1.0-litre will return an average of 48.7mpg, the 1.4 will give you either 37.7mpg or 42.2mpg depending on the power output you choose, and the later 1.4 diesel will give you 64.2mpg.

Servicing costs will be pretty good, too. At 10,000 miles, the Arosa has fairly reasonable service intervals, and the bills won't amount to much more than the class average, even if the Arosa isn't really any cheaper to service than the Lupo.