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SEAT TOLEDO Estate 2005‑2008
13 owner reviews for SEAT TOLEDO Estate 2005‑2008
SEAT Toledo - comfortable family car
SEAT TOLEDO 1.9 TDi Stylance 5dr (Review date: 18th January '12)
Overall, I quite like it. The main selling point is the size of the car . It is spacious and even people on the back seats have lots of headroom and legroom. The front seats offer heaps of space too - which also improves the safety. I think there are no compromises there. The boot offers plenty of room for a couple large suitcases, and can carry much larger haul when the rear seats are folded.
Due to the size of the car the rear parking sensors are highly recommended. I'd struggle without them. Parking does require a bit more space than the tiny 'city' car.
Reliability seems fairly decent so far - only time will tell.
Running costs have been so far limited to road tax (£130 - could be lower!), new winter tyres set and diesel. The fuel economy is sadly quite average for a diesel engine. I get anywhere between 40-50mpg and it is a real hard struggle to go above that figure even on a M'way.
50mph in 5th gear seems to offer the best economy.
It only has 5 gears, when it feels like it needs the 6th for speeds above 60mph. The speedo is off by 5mph and that is apparently by intentional design. So there is quite a bit of quesswork working out the actual speed.
Handling is very decent but not fantastic - well it is not a BMW-mini - but then I'd never consider such a small car.
I only wish it had leather seats and more adio input connections.
One of the most underrated cars there is.
SEAT TOLEDO 2.0 TDi Stylance 5dr DSG (Review date: 25th September '11)
Mine has the 2 litre diesel engine with the dsg auto box, can't praise it highly enough for performance and economy, this engine gearbox combination is just sensational, had it two years and has never been a problem.
Loads of room for a family and has large boot, will do 45 mpg easily and more on a run will cruise at speed with ease.
I'm selling mine now as my kids are all at uni so am downsizing to a new car but I'm not sure it's the right thing to do, I know I won't get anything that is such great value as the Toledo has been.
SEAT TOLEDO 1.9 TDi Reference 5dr (Review date: 29th August '11)
seat toledo its like 2in 1 ,family car and van car,depends what for you need it,when you folding seat its massive space,otherwise its very helpfull car,no problems with engine beacuse its 1.9tdi much better than 2.0.where is more problems,105 horse power economic car not give you speed like 130 horse power but if look from economic site save diesel ,road tax and insurance .i swap it for vw estate beacuse work ,plastering.but i tryed put plasterboard to inside the seat and i broken just 2 inches corner on plasterbords,amazing beacuse the boot is huge.overall very good car
High Comfort and Reliability; Low on power and visibility!
SEAT TOLEDO 1.6 8V Stylance 5dr (Review date: 27th March '11)
The SEAT Toledo Stylance 1.6 petrol 8 valve was introduced in 2005. Owned and driven by me and family members since 2006, it has NEVER let us down and other than annual servicing at SEAT Derby (excellent) it has only needed a water pump and climate control / air-con pump, both within warranty at 3 years. Only just had the rear brake pads changed for the first time after 40,000 miles.
it is a very spaciious, luxurious and comfortable car. Safety equipment is comprehensive and the SEAT is capable of carrying huge loads with the rear seats down there is the bonus of a false boot floor and plenty of storage compartments throughout the vehicle. Rearward visibility is particularly limited due to the bulky rear end plus quite small exterior mirrors. Reverse sensors would be a must on future models.
Driven daily on short journeys, the economy has a lot to be desired when compared to more recent models, particulalry those with diesel engines, returning 30 mpg on average. It is by no means a fast car and being a believer in treating a car with a level of old school sympathy, it proves to be a good and very reliable family all-rounder. The engine noise is quite loud at motorway speeds however and to me,it has to work too hard and revs at almost 4000 rpm at 70 mph.
Overall this car meets our varied family needs very well. A more powerful engine would make all the difference to driveability and likely economy also but even as it is, it is a good versatile mix of style and comfort at reasonable costs.
JUST A BRILLIANT CAR
SEAT TOLEDO 2.0 TDi Sport 5dr DSG (Review date: 8th March '11)
What a wonderful car. The diesel engine is superb being the 2.0 turbo and will return around 40mpg around town and 50+ mpg on a long run. The acceleration when the trubo kicks in is astounding and will easily out accelerate most cars and therefore makes the Toledo a safe car for over taking in. The seats are comfortable and the boot space is vast allowing for pushchairs and bags to fit in easily. I have the DSG gearbox which is basically an automatic and the gear changes are smooth and seamless. The look of the car is a bit 'qwerky' but i like it. Reliability is excellent with no real problems to report, the wheels aren't huge and the tyres will set you back around £280 - £300 for all 4 or £70+ for one tyre if its a decent a make. Service costs are not too bad and around a maximum of £200 from a main dealer. Bulid quality is top notch and as you would expect bearing in mind that most, if not all, the parts are from the Audi/VW group. I would fully recommend this car to anyone espeically as a cheaper but just as good alternative to a VW golf or Audi A3.
Reasonably good car
SEAT TOLEDO 1.9 TDi Stylance 5dr (Review date: 3rd March '11)
In the couple of years we have had this car, it has only recently started to give us bother. Most recently the clip on a pipe connected to the turbo broke during a long journey leaving us high and dry 65 miles from home!
Overall, the driving position is very good with excellent visibility. Fuel consumption is ok for a car of this size. Seats are comfortable even on long journeys and the ride quality is pretty good too.
All in all not a bad car.
good spacious car
SEAT TOLEDO 2.0 TDi Sport 5dr (Review date: 28th February '11)
Great Car for family and outdoor pursuits!
SEAT TOLEDO 1.9 TDi Reference 5dr (Review date: 14th February '11)
All the car you need
SEAT TOLEDO 2.0 TDi Sport 5dr DSG (Review date: 10th February '11)
- unconventional shape (both a pro and a con)
- high driving position
- both front seats height adjustable
- excellent DSG gearbox adapts
- huge boot (biggest in its class I think)
- unconventional shape (both a pro and a con)
Things you can change:
- firm ride with the 17" wheels - switch to 16" for comfortable ride
- poor rear visibility is countered by the excellent Seat reverse sensors
I was first introduced to this car in Spain, as it is a very popular choice for taxis there. I loved the ride height and how smoothly it drove. So I chose it as my family car and I have not regretted that decision 4 years now.
This car shares the same chassis as the Golf Plus and Seat Altea, but Seat added a big boot and made it into a very large hatchback. The shape is either loved or hated - certaintly not dull.
It drives beautifuly and you feel that it will follow your mood. The 2.0 litre TDI engine is torquey and you will never feel that it gives up on you. Coupled by the excellent 6-speed DSG box it will suit your style, whether you want to go fast or you want to cruise.
There is plenty of space in the boot for a family of 5 to pack all their suitcases and baby equipment (incl a stroller). The cabin is roomy and very comfortable.
The only things worth noting are: the poor rear visibility which is fixed permanently if you get the reversing sensors; and the ride quality which is very firm and sporty with the 17" wheels, so opt for the 16" wheels for comfort.
The build quality is excellent and you do get every gadget that is available at both Stylance and Sport trims.
Fuel economy and service costs are quite low and I personally have not had any reliability problems.
All in all, this is all the car you will need if you want a good all-rounder family car.