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SEAT Arosa 1.7 SDi 3d (2000/X)

SEAT Arosa 1.7 SDi 3d (2000/X) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Luke Ganderton on

SEAT Arosa (97-04)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
thrifty

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
had no opinion

Would you buy this car again and why?
no. disliked that it was in £180 tax bracket!! i enjoy driving, but thought i could brush that aside for economy. i was wrong and sold it after 4 months

What are you likely to buy next?
anything petrol

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,800

When did you buy the car?
September 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
yes got it off ebay and it had minor bumper damage

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
economy as i just started new job. had previously owned a 1.0 petrol (newer shape) and was very pleased with it

What was the dealer like?
wouldn't use the after first experience

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
hated it. was very disappointed as i thought fuel economy would be near what the book listed. i pootled round like a snail and never got above 48 mpg on extra-urban, let alone combined. averaged aroung 45 mpg

What's it like to park?
easy

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
catalytic converter. bought a new one myself for £120 and replaced easily. doors are heavy and begin to knock as pins wear out

What's most practical about your car?
tiny - good town car

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
red dash lights. sound system better than expected

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