Used Seat Toledo Saloon 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2005 review
Seat Toledo Saloon (99 - 05)
  • Seat Toledo Saloon (99 - 05)
  • Seat Toledo Saloon (99 - 05)
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What's the used Seat Toledo saloon like?

The attractive-looking Toledo arrived in 1999 using the floorpan of the Mk 4 Volkswagen Golf as its basis. It rides well, making it an easy car to live with. And, many reckon that it's a sharper-handling car than the Golf, although the faster versions, such as the 170bhp V5, don't feel as sporting as they could.

There's a wide range of engines, and all offer acceptable performance and refinement, but some suffer reliability problems.

Equipment is good across the range, and all but the entry-level car get steering which adjusts for both rake and reach as well as height-adjustable seats, so getting a good driving position is easy.

The cabin feels reasonably plush, although it's no match for a Golf. More than that, the four-door saloon body style restricts practicality, and the boot sits high with a narrow opening. However, the seats split and fold, and cargo space is generous.