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Paid less than £6000 new with 14"" Alloys, Electric Windows, Remote Central Locking, CD Player.
Group 2 Insurance, pretty economical, but over £150 for oil and filter change.
On the road
Not bad but very underpowered (less than 50 bhp) - brakes grind terribly after little usage.
Bit sluggish, sits at 4000 rpm on motorway at 70 mph.
Living with it
It starts, but build quality is poor for a VW product - had replacement HT leads at just over 3 months old which took Seat dealers at least three times to diagnose - when car rattles like an old tractor you instinctively know there's a problem!
Youthful I guess, seems to get appreciative looks from Saxo drivers, but I would recommend sober colours for best resale
Excellent for driver, I'm 6'4"" and have loads of head/legroom but rear seat legroom not the best.
Security and Service
No problems, but then I don't think anyone would steal a lime green Arosa.
Was quoted one price for service, then charged £50 more with no decent explanation charged £30 to deglaze brakes but wasn't told at time of buying that screeching noise is a characteristic of the model, HT leads fixed but still unexplained loud rattle
Problems and Ownership
HT leads at only 3,000 miles.
Brake design apparently results in loud grinding noise that can't be cured.
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