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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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26 reader reviews for Seat Alhambra MPV.
  • 1.9 TDi PD SE Tiptronic 5dr

    Peter Vaughan , Hampshire . Date: 17/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43.5

    My car

    This car has been in my family since new (2001) and has been so reliable. Now, at 140,000 miles my parents have bought a new one and I've adopted it. It's such a pleasure to drive. Ok, it's no sports car, but it's very comfortable, you get an excellent view on the motorway and it drinks surprisingly little fuel considering its size. The luggage capacity is also excellent. With 5 adults in the car for 8 days driving down about 2 hours past Bordeaux, we were all comfortable and didn't have to be particularly careful about what we packed - and I still had a clear view out of the rear window!

    An all purpose car, ready for whatever you throw at it.

  • 1.9 TDi PD SE 5dr

    kamlesh patel , middx . Date: 02/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I bought 52 reg with 45000 on clock with full history inc cambelt change from a good dealer on ebay.I drove back 250miles and averaged 50+ mpg!I am planning to use as taxi and will update in a few months how its doing on running costs,reliabilty,etc.This is my 1st 7 seater and am enjoying driving it and all the extras on this model are very useful.So far steering is light and easy to handle,car stays true to the road,controls are all accessible,gearbox is sweet to use esp.being 6 speed,kids love it and their friends!giving easy access in and out of car,plenty of room for allsorts and seat combinations and so far so good.I also think this model looks very good even dare i say sporty and i chose this make after many weeks looking at reviews comparing vw sharon,galaxy,trajet,zafira and other similar mpv's.

  • 1.9 TDI PD Stylance 5dr

    andy shackleton Date: 21/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    I have owned this alhambra for nearly 6 months now. we find it an excellent all round car from going to the tip to pulling our caravan on hoilday, with good quality seats, plastics and a very good engine (130 1.9TD) which does anything from 40/45mpg, co2 of only 173km/g for the size of car we think is good. We had before this a 1.9TD galaxy getting on a bit and had for 3 and half years with not one problem. We like the look of the grand picasso and a dealer had 15 in stock wanting to shift them and offered one to us at a px value which we jumped at, lucky it was, as it was so rubbish to drive. Down the motorway it would not stay stiaght (even after tracking was done twice) and it bounced so much it was funny (we still laugh now when we see one). A month later got money back by px for a quality alhambra, what a difference.

  • 1.9 TDi PD SE 5dr

    Noreen Ayling , West Sussex . Date: 19/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a 2000 X-reg and have owned it from new. We have now done some 120,000 miles together, all over the UK and Europe.

    We have had some recent problems which have now resulted in a new turbo, mass air-flow meter and water sensor, but after almost 8 years of problem-free motoring, you have to expect things will start to go wrong.

    I also have to say that it now drives like a new car again following this work.

    Other costs have been minimal. I get around 28-30,000 miles from a set of tyres (might just be my driving!) and have only had one set of brake pads in this time as well, although they are due for replacement shortly.

    I had to have a new back section of the exhaust last October for its MoT but at seven years old, I can acccept that.

    I do have another niggle to sort with the electric windows, but to me the car is worth spending the money on.

    It still looks good and I don't think I could find another car that I love driving so much. It handles really well, its sports suspension is still great and, believe me, I drive it!

    I would recommend it to anyone looking for something in the large MPV bracket.

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