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therealvw

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SEATS in NZ?
« on: May 10, 2009, 08:52:28 pm »
HI guys and gals?!

Just on the off chance, anyone know of a SEAT dealer in the Auckland area? Was trying to get some prices from Trademe, and there isn't even a category for them!


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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 09:07:26 pm »
No chance, haven't been sold here for a while sadly... :(
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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 09:53:56 pm »
Closest you can get is a VAG product with the same motor.
They make some neat little cars in europe though.
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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 05:19:23 pm »
Didn't they just import a test batch and that was it?

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009, 05:59:23 pm »
Didn't they just import a test batch and that was it?

There are a few mid 80s Ibizas around also, not sure whether they were sold through dealers or not? Pre VW group anyway.
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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 09:37:11 pm »
I asked the same question and the answer is no, we had a Leon in the UK and it was a fab car and consideably less than a VW. Damn shame you can't get them here. 

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 12:36:09 am »
There are a few mid 80s Ibizas around also, not sure whether they were sold through dealers or not? Pre VW group anyway.

VW have owned 51% of Seat since 1986 and bought the remaining portion of the company in 1990.

I have not seen any mid 1980's Seats (ie the mk1 Ibiza or Malaga) in NZ but - but have seen several 1996/1997 model year facelift Seat Cordobas around Auckland and one or two on TradeMe. They have all appeared to be autos with the 2.0 litre 16V engine (which is ex Golf mk3). Prior to the '96 facelift they were 1.8 engines.

The Cordoba is the saloon version of the Ibiza hatch, the Cordoba Vario was the wagon. It is based on the Polo 6N platform, so it's certainly not pre-VW. In fact, VW Polo saloons and VW Caddy vans of this era were buiult in Spain on the longer Cordoba chassis not the Polo one.


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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 09:19:39 am »
I know there are a few Cordobas around, and 1 or 2 Mk2 Ibizas (probably from Australia) - but I have seen no less than 4 or 5 Mk1 Ibizas in around the country also :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 03:46:08 pm »
Back in 2000 there was a shipment of about 100 Cordobas that came into NZ after the SEAT brand was axed in Australia.  They were sold new through VW dealers at a price in the low $20,000's.  The shipment ran out in early 2001, models on offer were a 1.6 manual and a 1.8 automatic.

The SEAT Ibiza was sold new in NZ in the late 80's.  When I was growing up, one of my mates mum had one.  The name "Seat" was very funny to a 7 year old.

Other than those, you're looking at a few imports from Australia (pre-facelift Cordobas and a few Mk II Ibizas) and 2 or 3 Leons imported from the UK.

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 11:50:29 am »
Giltraps used to have a few in their company fleet. I got a loan one a couple of times back around 2001_02 when the A4 was in for a service.

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 11:56:05 am »
There was a silver Leon parked by Te Papa with Transformers badges covering the Seat ones.

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 12:35:03 pm »
There was a silver Leon parked by Te Papa with Transformers badges covering the Seat ones.
Cool.

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 01:59:07 pm »
Just came across this thread..

I am the lone VASK SEAT Owner as far as I know..

We have one of those 2000 shipment Cordoba's.. I love it

Its a much more fun, & lively drive than my Golf GTI..

I saw the UK Imported Leon Cupra a week or 2 back, that was for sale in Grey Lynn earlier this year

There are a few 90's Ibiza's around, & still some of the NZ New 80's Ibiza's still floating around.. with the Engineered by Porsche window stickers  :D

I have also seen the odd 90's Toledo around Auckland

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2013, 04:03:56 am »
Hi there!

I'm in the UK and will shortly be emigrating to NZ. I hope bring my 2003 Seat Leon Cupra mk1 with me...

I know there's precious few of them, but perhaps I can reawaken this thread .....

Transformer - are you out there?

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Re: SEATS in NZ?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 08:24:24 am »
Welcome.

Awesome, Seat is the coolest VAG brand  ;) Love the Cupra-R

You can order parts for them through local VW dealers but it may be a bit expensive, basic service parts are likely shared though!