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My Seat Arosa 1.4 Tdi
Purchased: 08/2012

Before the BMW 318is got towed away, I had seen the 1.4 sport Arosa's and Lupo GTI's and though they looked like they would be fun!

There are lots of other cars in my to own list that I would have liked to buy. However paying 220+ a year road tax for each car got annoying. I did consider something pre 1973, but that is probably a false economy for a daily run around. Plus I didn't really want something that would rust either!

There aren't many of the 1.4 Tdi models around, so they do hold their value quite well (as they fall into the 30 a year tax bracket), and are a bit hard to find. I got a bit lucky with this one, and I think as it had been slightly modified it had put some people off, so they were having trouble shifting it. It has been lowered on Vmax coilovers, vinyl stickers on the bonnet, roof, and a few others on the windows plus the standard wheels have been respray grey.

I had great fun with this on the drive home - the 1.4 Tdi is only a 3 cylinder diesel, but it goes really well, and has more torque than the 1.4 petrol Sport model. I've never driven a mini, but it's how I imagine they must handle/drive, but with more power!

Seat Arosa 1.4 tdi

Seat Arosa 1.4 tdi

Seat Arosa 1.4 tdi

Seat Arosa 1.4 tdi

Seat Arosa 1.4 tdi

Seat Arosa 1.4 tdi Interior