What's the used Seat Toledo hatchback like?
If you see a Seat Toledo parked up next to a Seat Leon, it makes you believe in that depressing theory that for everything positive allowed into the world, something negative must also be sent to counteract it. Alongside the genuinely beautiful Leon, the Toledo looks plain ungainly.
Its other family problem is the Altea hatchback. That model does just about everything the Toledo does, but for less money. Even the Toledo's huge boot is negated by the larger Altea XL. If you do go for a Toledo, though, it can swallow five adults and their luggage comfortably.
The interior is solidly put together and, like all modern Seats, there's a sporting feel to the cockpit. Visibility is poor all round, though, so you need to take care when reversing or pulling onto roundabouts.
There's little to complain about in the drive, though. Based on the excellent Mk5 Volkswagen Golf platform, the handling is tight and tidy, and the ride comfortable.