Car Reviews - Seat Altea

2004 Seat Altea
Reviewed 02 Nov 2009

it has an unusual shape. in the right colour it is a “looker”. it behaves well on the road. it feels better at higher speeds because the suspensions are on the hard side. inside is very spacious and seats are hard but well shaped. It has high seating.My in laws love it because it offers easy access for the older and not so fit people.The engine is a well proven 1.9 tdi from VW group. It is not v economical( it avg around 40mpg for city drives and around 45mpg at motorway) but I found it great for torque and overtaking is a v easy even in the 5-th gear. It only has 104 BHP but it is powerful enough for the size of the car even when fully loaded but I found it a bit noisy at low revs.I am not sure about the A pillars because are a bit wide so they create a considerable blind spot and the rear window is quite small as well. But so far, with extra care, you learn to manage OK. I find the gearbox precise and it feels a bit high geared(it’s like the car has 6 forward gears but they forgot to put in the first gear…..does it make sense????) Overall it feels great, well put together, and gave us 4 years of good honest service.

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gniie
2005 Seat Altea
Reviewed 29 Jul 2009

just turned 70,000 miles, a great car, very economical, 50 mpg and above with mixed driving highly recommended great dealer service from Albert Berry cars in Monaghan

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2005 Seat Altea
Reviewed 25 Jun 2009

Co car driver of loads of "executive class cars" but this is my first personal car and it beats them all, its practical, spacious, fast when you want, economical, a great drive, and way more exclusive than the "exclusive badge" cars out there. only ever seen one other in full Sport spec. Tempted with another for 2010.

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