our alhambra is a petrol 52 reg with 120k on the clock. it is a great family car for big families and school runs etc. by folding up one back seat, we can fit in 2 small crates for our dogs. a bigger dog would have to sit by the passengers feet. there is good leg room in all seats. not much room for a big load of shopping unless it is put under the passengers feet or the back seats are folded away but luckily tesco deliver...lol. to drive - the car is nippy and very easy to drive, feels light and secure on the road. steering is very light. seats fold up easily when required making the car much more flexible than a standard car. fairly average on the fuel for a 2 ltr car. great family runaround for less than a £1k. we are delighted with it and highly recommend it as a mpv.
An update to my previous review. Seat customer services were excellent and the issues with the car have been addressed. On the up, I did a stint of autoroute driving with the curise control set at 130 km/h which allowed me to rest my right foot and get a sense of how the car performed at speed for a prolonged period. After turning down the radio, I was expecting to hear a lot of wind and engine noise but this was missing from the cabin which was pleasant surpirse. The drivers seat was comfortable with a good view of the road and I didn't suffer from any backache which is normally the case in my other car. I had to brake quickly when a car pulled out in front of me and the brakes slowed the car down without causing me any concern. After bliping the throttle I was quickly back up to cruising speed. For an MPV and me now being a daddy driver, i.e. No longer addicted to spinning wheels, holding the gears and taking fast corners, the performace of the car was very good. At the end of the journey, the fuel consumption was 40 mpg, which is a lot different to the urban consumption I have exoerienced previously on the urban runs and this was also good surprise. I have purchased a jack from Seat and I will obtain a spare wheel that I will put in the car when going for long summer trips across Europe. So all in all, I am happy with the car and looking forward to some more long trips and trouble free motoring. In conclusion, I will revise my previous score up.
Update to original review. Had the car for a year 14,000 miles. Very impressed overall. It's no sportscar, but a great family car. Very quiet on the road - almost limo like. Couple of bits of trim have come away, but nothing serious and they are VW parts - will have it fixed when it eventually has first service. SE is a nice trim package with everything you really need - at a reasonable price. Like all new cars doesn't get the MPG it's supposed to, but it's still good for a big car.
Owned this from new for 3 months. Overall very happy. Practicality could be a tad better.
We replaced our 10 year old Galaxy with this. It's a lovely car to look at (for a MPV) and the interior is well made. No rattles & shakes. The seats are comfortable and supportive. The electric adjustment is great. We are a family of six and there's room for everyone. However not as much as our old Galaxy. It's close but the rear most seats are tighter for leg room. It's ok, just not great.
The folding seats are superb. No need to lift out heavy chairs. It's quick and simple. They do take up space when folder down however the boot space is still pretty huge. Petrol lawn mower? No problem!
Storage isn't ideal. The pockets in the back of the front seats won't fit a normal size road map. The dash box is ok as is the glove box. The under seat pull out boxes are ok although not huge. It's the door storage which is a let down. 2L drinks bottle will go in plus a some stuff but not a lot. Not a deal breaker.
Engine pulls really well, cruises on the motorway and is fast enough for most people. We get around 40-45 mpg depending on the run. As expected. The electronic handbrake needs learning although auto-hold really helps.
All the toys are present and correct. Cruise works well, climate control is welcome and electric most things.
Not cheap but value compared to the competition. Time will tell on servicing costs.
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