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SEAT Toledo (1991 - 1999)

Last updated 5 April 2019

Decent road manners and a huge boot. Well equipped for the money. TDI 90 is the smartest buy.
Awkward looks. Huge hatchback robs it of some rigidity.

Jetta-based family hatchback with enormous boot. Starred in the ill-fated 'Eldorado' as the Spanish doctor's car. Had mid-life facelift in 1995. Most models very well equipped for their price...

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The Mk1 Toledo was the first Seat vehicle developed entirely under the Volkswagen Group. Based on the Mk2 Volkswagen Golf platform, it was actually larger than the equivalent Jetta with a 550-litre boot (complete with tailgate).

Available in the UK from 1991, it was initally only availble with petrol engines, although Volkswagen's class-leading diesels were available towards the ends of the 1990s. Fun factor came courtesy of a 148bhp 2.0-litre 16v GTi.

It was never a strong seller in the UK, though - a fact perhaps explained by a small dealer network and our preference for hatchbacks.

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