What used Seat Toledo saloon will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Seat Toledo saloon?
A replacement engine is going to put a bit of a dent on your credit card, and it could well happen if the 1.8-litre petrol unit is allowed to run past 70,000 miles without having a new timing belt fitted.
Although less serious, diesel engines can eat cash having turbochargers repaired. Seat dealer rates tend to be marginally higher than most rivals, while the average repair cost is more expensive than for a VW or a Skoda.
At least insurance isn't too much of heartache. The 1.6-litre petrol proves the least expensive, with a group 5 rating, while our favoured 1.9 TDi S is in group 7. The more sporting models can be rated as high as group 15, and it doesn't make any difference whether you go for the diesel or the petrol. Instead, the reason for going diesel is to get better economy; the 1.9 TDI has an official 54mpg, a far cry from the thirsty V5's 30mpg.