First Drive: Seat Exeo ST 2.0 TDI SE Tech – Yahoo Cars

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THE EXEO has thought of as something of a wise buy since its release in 2009. the undergarments of a previous generation A4, only partially disguised a nice new-for-2012 Seat means it’s a bit of a bargain.

If I may be so as to shift the bottom line up so at £22,290 on your drive the ST looks handsome on paper to any of the alternatives. It has a proven chassis, boot, cutting-edge engines of the Volkswagen Group and an impressive of standard kit.

It’s a car for one primary purpose: giving car drivers what they

Its price means it sometimes into some people’s list when the A4 on which based wouldn’t have, and it a very high-spec option for the

This particular car is an SE Tech which throws an extra of kit into the mix for an £875 premium the normal SE model. It’s to say no to a deal like that, when the resulting kit list like this Exeo’s.

You get upholstery, 17-inch alloys, steel roof rails, climate control, sat-nav, a Premium Audio system, control, automatic lights and Bluetooth, rear parking leather-trimmed contact points and of practical touches like a net at the rear, a fold-out bag that from behind the middle and can safely house skis, and a boot. Aaaand breathe.

It’s a phenomenal list of kit, boosted on this car by bi-xenon headlights, a very Convenience Pack that front parking sensors other handy things, side windows to prevent and reduce wind noise, and a tow bar.

All of this makes the very easy to live On the motorway; its anticipated home for of its driving life, the double-glazed windows go some way to helping wind noise to really levels. You still hear crosswinds, but on a still day on decent it’s a quiet car indeed.

one is powered by the familiar 2.0-litre TDI from the Volkswagen Group, an that sees service in of models and states of tune Seat, VW, Audi and Skoda It’s a tremendously good choice for a high-mileage driver, and 141bhp it has plenty of shove for people.

In particular, it’s tuned to high torque with a gentle press of the throttle in second gear, giving it a lively and pokey attitude town. At low revs there’s noticeable vibration, but that as the revs rise up past and the turbo kicks in.

Being on an older generation car it’s a smaller than the current A4, for example, but it feels a bit more and interesting to drive as a result. no sports car but mid-corner the driving has more about it than of the other options for the price.

As many company cars get as family buses at the weekends, the ST scores more points. The is wide, long and has a handy layout that allows or thinner, potentially more or valuable items to be stowed out of and out of harm’s way. There’s no lip so hoisting pushchairs and/or shopping in and out is no problem.

If you were to it you could argue that the tax bill isn’t as low as it could be in day and age. The trade-off for having to pay per year for road tax instead of, £30, is that the car costs a lot to buy in the first place than it Business users might be put off in cases, though.

Then there’s the bizarre system which at first offers every way under the sun of music. IPod connection? Standard aux-in port? SD card slot? Check two. CD multi-changer? Che… oh, on a minute.

The media interface, on the 6.5-inch sat-nav screen, to show six CDs as if there’s a multi-changer, but isn’t. To play a CD you have to the navigation DVD out, so you can’t CDs and use the nav. It’s a bit of a technological but owners say as long as your is on SD cards the system works a

On the whole the Exeo is a very car, offering an awful lot of underneath its distinctive styling. In times like these, and private buyers alike do well to have a closer

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Model: Exeo ST SE Tech 2.0 TDI 143PS, on the road.Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 141bhp and 236lb.ft.Transmission: manual gearbox driving the wheels.Performance: Top speed 130mph, in 9.6 seconds.Fuel economy: 56.5mpg.CO2 132g/km.

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