SEAT Toledo (2005 – 2009) Review

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SEAT Toledo (2005 – 2009) At A Glance


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

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

On average it achieves 100% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a SEAT Toledo (2005 – 2009)


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Average performance


Real MPG

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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Dedicated foreigner to fashion
"As a retired former senior executive in the car industry, the most refreshing aspect of your column is the even-handed way you dispense advice on customer and manufacturer complaint resolution. Since retiring I have deliberately adopted a strategy of buying used “unfashionable” cars that depreciate heavily and then running them into the ground. 5 years ago I bought a 53 plate 15,000 mile white Subaru Legacy 2.0 Saloon at a trade price of £7000, which my wife runs. A year later I bought an 05 plate 18000 mile Citroen C5 1.6hdi for £8,000 to run myself. The Legacy has now done 80,000 miles and the Citroen 72,000. Both cars have been admirably cheap to run, but the Citroen feels fragile is starting to look tatty, and is starting to cost money having required new discs all round, injector seals, and a new cooling fan and ECU. What can I replace it with that is biggish, comfortable, economical, unfashionable and depreciates badly. "
Let's see, now: KIA Magentis, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Epica, Dodge Avenger, SEAT Toledo. Avoid SAABs, Vectras, Alfas and FIATs with the 1.9 diesel engine.
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Need for cambelt change?
"After a recent service I was advised that the official agent recommended a cambelt change at either four years or 40,000 miles - a charge of £324. The current mileage is 18.6k miles. The belt has not been changed before. Do you believe this is necessary?"
It's now seven years old, so on that basis, yes.
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Which car models are available with DSG transmission?
"I am fairly sure you listed a number of makes/models with DSG transmission options in a relatively recent reply in the Daily Telegraph. I failed to make a note of these and now, of course, I'm thinking about buying a new car and would prefer this type of transmission. I hope you can help and thank you in advance if you can."
DSG: Audi A3, SEAT Ibiza, SEAT Leon, SEAT Toledo, SEAT Altea, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Yeti, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Touran. Powershift (better than DSG): Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, Ford S-Max, Ford Galaxy, Volvo C30, Volvo S40, Volvo V50, Volvo C70, Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and EVO (coming), Renault Megane, Renault Scenic, Hyundai ix35 and KIA Sportage.
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What does a SEAT Toledo (2005 – 2009) cost?