Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Seat Toledo hatchback?
Seat continues to make improvements in build quality, and the Toledo feels solidly screwed together, so you shouldn't have to worry unduly about loose trim and fittings.
Underneath that oddly styled body, the floorpan, engines and gearboxes are pure VW. So, too, is the suspension, although Seat tunes that to its tailor-made settings. On your test drive, check the steering for accuracy and any signs of the vehicle pulling to the left or the right.
If the car feels overly 'floaty', or takes a long to time recover and recompose itself after a big bump, it could indicate worn suspension parts.
The Toledo's poor visibility means parking scrapes to that big back bumper and overhanging front end are not uncommon on models without parking sensors. So, have a good look for any damage. Paint chips won't be too hard to rectify, but cracked bumpers are expensive to replace.