Here in Mexico I see SEAT model cars, from Spain. I never paid much attention, but today decided to find out about them.
SEAT, pronounced more or less Say-Aht, as in Spanish, is a subsidiary of VW. Spain is said by Wiki to be the 8th biggest car producer in the world, with a total of 16 million produced, running up to 500,000 SEATS a year.
The company was formed around 1950, and for some years was a partner of FIAT.
I don’t know how expensive they are or how good they are. Personally, the connections with VW and FIAT would deter me. But, I see quite a few of them. Repair labor is much less here, so the need for reliable cars that we have in the US with labor running often over $100 an hour, is less important.
The owners of SEAT cars seem to be happy with them, which is of prime importance. There is often one parked within 20 feet of my driveway.
I note with interest that the Vehicle Make slot does not list SEAT, nor does it let me type it in. Not that it matters much for discussion.