Review: SEAT Toledo (2005 – 2009)


Roomy, well-equipped cabin and a large, practical boot.

Some large blindspots. Elephantine arse. Poor treatment of owners over ABS/ESP failures.

SEAT Toledo (2005 – 2009): At A Glance

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29–61 mpg

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Can you recommend a car with good bootspace?

I am looking to replace my Volkswagen Polo with something bigger. I need more boot space, but I don´t want a big car. I like cars with good visibility, with good fuel economy, nippy to drive and all this for a reasonable price! Can you suggest which cars to look at?
A Skoda Rapid Spaceback is the same width as a Polo, but longer with more rear seat space and a bigger boot: There have been some cheap deals on the basically same but longer SEAT Toledo.
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