Used SEAT Arosa (1997 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 05 Jun 2014
3.5
For those looking for a value-for-money town car, there can be few models better than the Arosa. It shares its looks - and most parts - with the more expensive VW Lupo.

SEAT Arosa (97-04)
Quality, VW input.
Stodgy styling.

New price range:

£5,910 - £9,840

Used price range:

£252 - £1,835

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

For those looking for a value-for-money town car, there can be few models better than the Arosa. It shares its looks - and most parts - with the more expensive VW Lupo. It's cheaper to buy, better value-for-money, but just as good to drive as its Teutonic cousin. Good choice of engines and it feels modern and almost funky inside. Good deals around, too.

Biggest problem is poor rear legroom and luggage space.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

2 out of 5

Comfort

1 out of 5

Practicality

1 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

1.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It's so small, but really spacious. Really, really easy to park and maneuver thanks to big windows all around. Cabin is light and airy, meaning that even though rear leg room is rubbish, you don't...  

4 out of 5

Munro Page ,   09 Nov 2015    ... read more

 Its so nippy, getting about town is no problem! can park in any space i like, fits in the smallest of spaces.  

4 out of 5

Josh Machin ,   21 Dec 2012    ... read more

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

5 out of 5

Anon Anon ,   28 Jul 2011    ... read more

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