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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 Stylance Tiptronic 5dr

    shaun watterson Date: 22/11/2006
    • 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

    My car

    Hi i have not long had this car but in the amount of time i have it was well worth the money i spent on it.

    In the past i have had a vauxhall zafira 2l dti but it only towed up to 1150kg and the very back seats was only big enough for up to a 10 year old due to the space.

    But the alhambra has enough room for an adult to sit comfortably and the towing weight is 2000kg. So overall the alhambra is well worth it and i would recommend anyone to go for this model the 1.9TDI PD STYLANCE because if you're like me i like all the gadgets and also go for a fleet lease one as all the servicing would have been done and they would not have cut corners on price when it comes to the servicing.

    And also if you are just lookig for a name on the front of the car the alhambra is identical to the ford galaxy and the vw sharran It comes from the same manufacturer they just put a different badge on them and some different interior and extras. upto 2006 when they changed the models thanks and good look in finding yours

  • 1.9 TDI PD Stylance 5dr

    PATRICIA MCWIGGAN , BERKSHIRE . Date: 21/09/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have been thinking about a DB9 - no room for the kids! I have had a Seat Alhambra for five years now (this is the second), and as one of my collegues described it, it's a beast, big powerful and fun to drive, but unfortunately still gets kids and their mates in when they want a cheap taxi.

    On the positive side, it's too expensive to add 17-year-olds on to the insurance so they can't borrow it, but insurance is reasonable for me.

    It can be a van when I need one (I have 19-year old muscle to carry the seats out for me) it's a great all-round useful car/taxi/van. If I don't get my DB9, I'll probably get another Alhambra.

  • 1.8 20V T S 5dr

    Michael Porter , Hants . Date: 19/08/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I have just traded in my Alhambra for an Altea as our children have either flown the nest or no longer travel with us.

    This was my second Alhambra and in 40,000 miles the only problem was with the air conditioning, which was fixed under warranty. During the 4 years I owned it we made frequent trips from where we live in Hampshire to Leeds, Norfolk and Hertfordshire and the car was just ideal: roomy, comfortable, quiet, excellent sound system, good cruising ability and reasonably economical for such a big car.

    With the seats out it became an excellent load carrier although I have to say that now I am older, the seats are heavy to lift out and lift back in. Overall, though, it has to be one of the best cars I have owned in 35 years of car ownership.

  • 1.9 TDi PD SE 5dr

    john rae , n.yorkshire . Date: 04/08/2006
    • Overall 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had many different cars from base models to executive models. I usually only keep a car for around two years - the first time I got into my Alhambra it was like sitting on Concorde's flight deck, with all those dials and switches!

    Then I realised how much space there was from the driving seat to the windscreen. I found it a little nerve-wracking at first, but after an hour or so, I began to feel relaxed and safe knowing that there are plenty of airbags all around.

    For a 1.9 TDI it is smooth and responsive on acceleration, and it is also one of the most economical diesels I've owned. It is also an excellent workhorse - we recently bought a 24-foot caravan, and my wife thought it would be underpowered, but it towed with ease. I didn't even feel the weight of it (apart from when setting off).

    The only faults I can report are wind whistling through the gap of the driver's side wing mirror, the passenger top glovebox can't make up its mind whether to stay open or closed, and the headrests in the rear obscure vision when reversing.

    The last thing to mention is that I bought a towbar with a bypass wiring kit, hoping for the convenience of not having to have to Scotchlok into the existing loom. Unfortunately, due to the excessive heat we have just had this summer, the relay system decided to melt, causing the fuses in the circuit board to blow. Otherwise, the car is perfect.

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