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SEAT Arosa 1.4 TDi 3d (2001/Y)

SEAT Arosa 1.4 TDi 3d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Grips well, but seats are a little unsupportive and it does roll quite a bit.
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SEAT Arosa (97-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Not bad, but you can now have a Clio/Micra Diesel for similar money.

Costs

3 out of 5

Excellent 55+mpg, but 40,000 mile was a shock. £450+ for service and cambelt change! The petrols only need a cambelt at 80k. Front tyres only last 14,000 miles.

Driving

4 out of 5

Grips well, but seats are a little unsupportive and it does roll quite a bit.

Performance

4 out of 5

Lots of torque, but there is little reward for revving it past 3,000rpm. Will happily cruise at 80-90mph on motorway.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Has been reliable, but required new rear brake cylinders at 50k-mile service.

Image

3 out of 5

Not bad. A bit too cute and small to have a good image really.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very good for this size of car. Makes suprsingly light work of long motorway journeys.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

3 out of 5

Locks/immobiliser seem of good quality.

Service

3 out of 5

Dealer recieved wrong parts once or twice and they can take a while to arrive.

Problems

Bodywork
Front wheel arch liners came loose, rubbing on tyres.

Engine
Fine - no problems. Uses a bit of oil though, up to 2-litres between services.

Gearbox
Vibration in 3rd and 5th gradually went away as miles piled on.

Other
No other problems.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes