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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
SEAT Arosa (97-04) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Quality, VW input.

CONS

Stodgy styling.

At a glance

New price £6,015 - £9,960
Used price £220 - £1,875
Fuel economy 36 - 64 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £265
Insurance group 5 - 11 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Quality, VW input.

CONS

Stodgy styling.

SEAT Arosa rivals

Ford
Ka
3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen
Lupo
4 out of 5 4.0
Peugeot
106
4 out of 5 4.0

For those looking for a value-for-money town car, there can be few models better than the Arosa. It shares its looks - and most parts - with the more expensive VW Lupo. It's cheaper to buy, better value-for-money, but just as good to drive as its Teutonic cousin. Good choice of engines and it feels modern and almost funky inside. Good deals around, too.

Biggest problem is poor rear legroom and luggage space.

SEAT Arosa rivals

Ford
Ka
3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volkswagen
Lupo
4 out of 5 4.0
Peugeot
106
4 out of 5 4.0