About Used SEAT
The Spanish brand, SEAT, are the only automobile manufacturer in Spain who manages its own infrastructure and produces its vehicles in house. Since 1950 when it was founded, the company have soon become one of the biggest brands in the industry thanks to the performance and value of SEATs used cars.
Key Used SEAT Models
See below for some of the most popular used SEAT models
- Ibiza [supermini]
- Leon [family hatch]
- Altea XL [MINI mpv]
- Exeo [compact executive saloon and estate]
- Alhambra [large MPV]
SEAT's schtick used to be to bill itself as the Spanish Alfa Romeo. For a while it seemed to stick to that script fairly well, majoring on fire-breathing Cupra models and 'auto emocion'. Then things went awry. SEAT's styling went through a decidedly wonky period where almost every car looked like some variation of a mini-MPV and the whole sporty vibe was lost. That's not to say that used buyers can't unearth bargain after bargain. It just means that you might well have to forego sleek styling in the process.
The best looking used car in SEAT's line up has long been the Leon and this latest generation car is a handsome beast, especially in Cupra guise with its big wheels and squat stance. With 2007 model year prices now starting to inch below £8,000, it offers a lot of capability for the money. You'll still need £19,000 to land a 261bhp SEAT Leon Cupra R though, so that might be one to wait a year or two for in order to scalp a real deal.
The used SEAT Altea and its Altea XL mini-MPV pairing. These offer plenty of space and practicality and the styling works well with this shape. With early Alteas now priced at less than £3,000 and XL's hovering around £4,000, it's a very attractive way of securing cheap, reliable, stylish and safe family motoring.
Have SEAT won any awards?
In 2017, SEAT bagged 3 awards at the What Car? Car of the year 2017 awards. The Ateca was crowned with the “Best Small SUV” and “Best Small SUV in the £15-25K range” and the Leon won the “Best Family Car in the £18-20K range.
In 2016, the Alhambra won the “Best MPV in the 2016” tow car awards.