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SEAT Arosa 1.4 MPi 3d Auto (1997/R)

SEAT Arosa 1.4 MPi 3d Auto (1997/R) - Owner Review

It's tiny so is easy to park. Big windows mean outstanding visibility. Plenty of room in the front.

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SEAT Arosa (97-04)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says I prefer common sense motoring over owning a flashy car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They love it, even more than I do!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, because it is a perfect city car that also drives well on trips out of town.

What are you likely to buy next?
I would like the near-identical VW Lupo 1.4S automatic because it has a 16V engine that gives 75 bhp against the Arosa's 60 bhp.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, it was a cheap buy on an online auction site.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Because it is small and an automatic.

What was the dealer like?
Franchised SEAT dealers are extremely expensive. However two local VW/Audi/Skoda/SEAT specialists are very helpful and offer excellent value.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very nippy indeed. Lots of fun, especially since I added alloy wheels and wider tyres.

What's it like to park?
Easiest car ever to park - short overhangs and very good visibility.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, totally reliable so far (6000 miles covered since purchase).

What's most practical about your car?
It's tiny so is easy to park. Big windows mean outstanding visibility. Plenty of room in the front.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It's a basic car but the best feature is the auto gearbox.

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