Used Seat Toledo Saloon 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Seat Toledo Saloon (99 - 05)
  • Seat Toledo Saloon (99 - 05)
  • Seat Toledo Saloon (99 - 05)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Seat Toledo saloon?

If you're considering a high-mileage 1.8 petrol, then make sure the timing belt has been changed. If it does break, it's not just a question of a new belt, because the whole engine gets wrecked in the process. Although no such problems afflict the V5, it's not the easiest powerplant in the world to work on.

Diesel engines are not faultless, either. There can be major glitches with electronic control units, and the turbochargers can stick - ruining performance and economy - especially if the oil has not been regularly changed. All Toledos need servicing every 10,000 miles, so if the service record looks sketchy, draw the correct conclusions and walk away.