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SEAT Mii (2012–)

Last updated 25 October 2017

What's good

Good value for money and peanuts to run.

Compact dimensions mean it's easy to park.

Plenty of room inside for front passengers.

7-10-2017: 30k mile timing belt life refuted: https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/267676-cambelt-or-camchain/ Official like is 160k kilometres (100k miles). Waterpump is driven by a separate belt, so waterpump does not need to be changed when timing belt is changed.

What to watch out for

From £7,845 undercut by Skoda Citigo at from £7,630.

Cannot tow 750kg.

19-5-2012: Volkswagen Up owners club forum postings mention a noisy gearbox, possibly due to clutch bearing or gear cluster rattle.

21-2-2014: New Up (same as SEAT Mii) automated manual gearbox has given trouble from delivery. Sometimes the car will not move because the gear lever will not select a gear. Moving away from traffic lights on a hill the car sometimes stalls. It has been back to the dealer for a software update and there was some improvement.

25-3-2014: Severe owner driver criticism received of Hi Up (Same as SEAT Mii) automated manual. Unavailable to test drive prior to purchase. "When the car did come in I found the performance very unsatisfactory. Gear change was very erratic, frequently taking one to two seconds to change. Also, starting from stationary was sometimes impossible, without first going into reverse - a potential hazard in a queue of cars! The salesman did admit that this model was underpowered for the automatic and the electronics had been added on (as an afterthought?). Bath Volkswagen did check out the car again for me and found nothing wrong, but said they could not test the electronic side."

11-2-2016: VW Up, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii 1.0 litre engines are timing belt, not chain, and dealers are quoting the necessity to change the belt at 3 years or 30,000 miles whichever comes first. This is refuted by Briskoda: https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/267676-cambelt-or-camchain/ Official like is 160k kilometres (100k miles). Waterpump is driven by a separate belt, so waterpump does not need to be changed when timing belt is changed.

4-11-2016: The content of the 'Convenience Pack' on a SEAT Mii has randomly changed: In an earlier brochure the pack included reversing sensors and cruise control. A later brochure tates that the 'Convenience Pack' is to do with light sensors and automatic wipers. Reversing sensors and cruise control are now in the 'Drivers Pack'.


3-5-2013: R/2013/058 872 SEAT Miis, Skoda Citigos and VW Ups recalled because some may be fitted with airbag control units with incorrect parameters programmed. On these vehicles the diagnostic function for the side crash sensors is deactivated resulting in potential faults not being recognised and the airbag warning not illuminating. The recall was to reprogramme the airbag cvontrol unit. Build dates 14-1-2013 to 19-3-2013. VINs: VSSZZZAAZDD320365 to VSSZZZAAZDD324562


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