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SEAT EXEO Saloon 2009‑2013
12 owner reviews for SEAT EXEO Saloon 2009‑2013
Seat Exeo Sport Tech 170 1st Reg Jan 2012
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR Sport Tech 4dr  (Review date: 4th April '13)
Purchased the car last October as a Seat UK car with 4.5k on the clock at a substantial discount from new, around £10k below list. I had read some good reviews about them prior to purchase and would not normally consider a SEAT, even though they do have VW roots. I have not regretted this in any way since.
The car has bulletproof Audi build quality and has a full quota of equipment including sat nav, sd card slots, bose sound system. leather, dual zone climate etc. and has proved to be a real bargain. I have the 170 PS engine which is quiet and powerful, and returns about 46mpg so wont break the bank.
The Sport has proved to be reasonably comfortable on most surfaces although it's sometimes a bit jiggly on the motorway but very comfortable on country roads. The handling and grip are excellent.
I've heard of some issues with the interior space, mainly the rear seats but with 4 of up it's perfectly fine, the rear middle could be cramped though. I'm over six foot and have positioned the seats to suit me and can sit in 4 comfortably. The boot is large but the opening could be a bit wider, anyone used to a hatchback may notice this.
All in all a great car not just for the bargain price but even for the list price. I understand Seat have just ceased production which is a bit of a shame but it was only really a stop gap model. It's also quite a rare sight and will remain so.
I'm happy i've got mine.
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR SE Tech 4dr  (Review date: 8th March '13)
I had the SE TECH which I loved as my company car. My boss had the so called equivalent Audi A4 which annoyed him when he saw what I got for my money. Anyway contract changes=lose this company car. Visited SEAT Dealer 2/3/13 to buy one with my allowance, and here's the killer....................SEAT are ceasing production of ALL EXEOs this March [Saloon] and April [Estate] No more orders being taken as they haven't sold like they thought they would. I'm gutted - that damned Audi Badge Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Bargain baby executive car
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR SE Tech 4dr  (Review date: 28th November '12)
OK, it's no secret this car is the B7 Audi A4 with a new nose and boot lid, so it shares all that was good and bad about the previous A4. However, the price I paid for my 11 month old SE TECH 143, in March this year with over 2 years warranty left would have got me a 3 year old (out of warranty) Audi A4 with circa 50k on the clock and none of the toys that the Exeo has, i.e Bluetooth, Nav, Leather, Cruise rain sensing wipers, etc etc.
I do quite a lot of long journeys, and the Exeo is quiet, refined and very economical - I regularly see well over 50mpg. It is not a rocket ship, and I did consider going for the 170ps variant, but this car was too good a deal to pass up, and performance is not that bad. My Wife used to have a B7 S-Line Audi A4 Estate and the ride was bone jarringly hard. In SE trim this is much better than the old A4 S-line. Build quality is excellent, no rattles apart from the child seat!
Servicing costs are also very reasonable; my local main dealer in Wrexham charged £135 for a full service @ 18K with collection and delivery. They have also sorted a couple of minor niggles under warranty with a loose door trim and rear seats that were not locking in place, and the service was equally as good as our local Merc dealer where my Wife's car goes for service. Only other work done so far is 2 new front tyres at 16K, costing just over £200.
The boot is massive for a relatively small car, and swallowed 2 big cases plus hand luggage on a recent trip back from the airport with no problem. The downside of the big boot is rear leg room is limited, not a problem for us as we are all pretty short. If the driver was tall you would struggle to get an adult in the rear for any distance.
Without any doubt the Exeo is the outstanding bargain in the VW/Audi group range currently, with nearly new prices thousands below even similar Skoda models, all these cars use essentially the same running gear, so why pay more for a badge???
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR S 4dr  (Review date: 10th September '12)
seat exeo why pay more for a audi a4 when you can get a seat exeo it has the same features its a beautiful car drives smoothly it has got the 18" team racing dynamiks matte black and silver alloy wheels which are 1 of the best in the market sat navigation system heated seats its a remake of a audi a4 but cheaper i personally think it looks better then the audi a4 this car is( not to be missed) definetly worth the money.
Pound for pound best car you can buy...
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR S 4dr  (Review date: 24th June '12)
Just bought the Exeo a week ago and though it is early days, I’m very impressed with all aspects of the car. Drive is very smooth and refined with plenty of power when you want it, you would not know it was a diesel.
The SE spec is amazing for the money you pay, bluetooth, duel climate control, all round electric windows, auto dimming mirror, rain sensitive wipers etc etc.
Inside the cabin is an exquisite place to be, very quite with little road noise, no rattles and a great stereo. Seats are very comfortable and suspension is just right on the SE, not too harsh.
All round a fantastic car for the money, I have also read other reviews and I would agree, this car has to be one of the car industries best kept secrets. Do yourself a favour and test drive the Exeo, you will be amazed.
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR SE 4dr  (Review date: 10th March '12)
As expected the Seat puts out another great car. Based on the Audi A4, this car drives well, is very comfortable on all types of roads. With the 2.0 diesel it is economical. The SE model comes with plenty of standard extras that would cost a fortune on other brands.
I have done 75,000 miles in my vehicle, and it is a joy to drive. We also tow a caravan with no problems. I would recommend this car and any Seat to anyone.
What an under rated car
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR Sport 4dr  (Review date: 24th February '12)
Having owned many cars and now entering the middle aged period of life with 2 oung kids, I was finding it increasingly difficult to find a car that looed good handled well and was practical for family life and work.
With an A4 sline out of my budget I was introduced to the Seat Exeo which is basically the pre 07 Audi A4 with an excellent spec level, german engineering without the price tag.
I have been so impressed with the car it really does tick all the boxes, my only niggle is the paint quality but other than that when you compare the fact I got a 14 month old car with sub 20k on the clock with the balance of a 3 year dealer warranty for the equivalent of a 4-5 year old audi I feel I have won the lottery.
Near faultless performer
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR Sport 4dr  (Review date: 20th September '11)
Just coming up to 50k in the Exeo and it's been a great companion for the last two years. It looks great in white but probably not the best colour from a practical point of view. The Exeo is every bit as good as my previous A4 but with a lot more kit as standard and without the big service bills.
The Sport model is fairly taut without loosening your fillings and it's good for enthusiastically navigating the bends. It now does about 50mpg pretty much all the time, which is better than I'd expected. The only problem so far was the air con packing up, but this swiftly dealt with under warranty.
Despite it being a saloon, the rear seats fold down so it's fairly practical but does struggle when you need to shift larger/bulky items.
All in all a great purchase and still fairly much a rarity on the roads.
Seat Exeo... The Motor Industry's Best Kept Secret!
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR Sport 4dr  (Review date: 30th June '11)
When I buy a car, I always look for one that is different to everyone else's. Enter the Seat Exeo, stage right. Yes, it is essentially and recognisably a last generation Audi A4, with the only noticeable difference being a different badge glued to the nose. But this is no bad thing. The Seat Exeo is based on a tried and tested, successful car, and builds on that success. I wondered if the Exeo would suffer from badge snobbery, but everyone who has seen it and been in it has been very impressed.
It has an aggressive appearance, and my Sport model also comes with lowered suspension and arch-filling 18" 5-spoke alloys, so it has a dynamic profile. The slabby bootlid doesn't look quite so successful and could do with a spoiler, but as a gadget lover, the boot release incorporated into a moving boot badge more than makes up for it! Inside, you are spoilt with the sort of equipment tally that would cost you a fortune in options on an Audi A4. It features, (deep breath), integrated Bluetooth, cruise control, steering wheel controls, rear privacy glass, USB and Auxiliary ports, tyre pressure warning, sports seats, autodim mirror, an acoustic noise-reducing windscreen, and twin-zone climate control, to name but a few goodies.
Upon starting the car, you are greeted with a surprisingly muted diesel engine, and a throaty exhaust note that somehow sounds like a tuned petrol engine! From inside, you get no hint that you're behind the wheel of a diesel, until you put your foot down and are greeted with the level of torque that only comes with a turbo diesel. The 140bhp engine is one of the newest VW group diesels on the market and works very well in this car. It is very nippy, yet still returns over 45mpg.
So are there any downsides? Not really. The boot, while big, has a tight access, so loading large items can be an issue. While the fuel tank is big and gives a near 700-mile range, it cost me £92 to fill it the first time, which made my eyes water! And rear space is a little bit tight if you are a tall driver.
Essentially, this is an Audi A4, with more equipment, but cheaper Seat service costs. You'd be mad to pay thousands more for an older, higher mileage A4 with less equipment. Go and buy one, you'll love it!
Seat EXEO - A Well Kept Secret
SEAT EXEO 2.0 TDI CR SE 4dr  (Review date: 4th June '11)
Having been a well satisfied owner of four consecutive Audi A4's I decided this time to spend less and bought a Seat Exeo SE and in terms of economy, build quality, specification and ride I can't tell the difference. I did know that VW/Audi owned most of the shares in Seat and that their well proven engines were used, but could not be more delighted with the overall package offered by Seat.
This does seem to be a well kept secret which I am glad of as this is probably reflects in the price I had to pay.