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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.
  • 2.0 8v Reference 5dr

    Simon Needham , Midlothian . Date: 15/06/2006
    • 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

    I bought this car pre-registered with less than 2000 miles for much less than list price.

    The car is excellent quality, performs its function (shifting lots of kids/family members about without any stress). The car is a little underpowered compared to the car it replaced, but it isn't a performance car, so what do you want?

    It does have a great driving position that lets you drive hundreds of miles without a sore back. It also has great visibility and a good level of equipment.

    I've had no trouble and the servicing and insurance costs have been surprisingly cheap for a big vehicle.

    I'd recommend this to anyone wanting a people carrier who isn't expecting sports car performance.

  • 1.9 TDi PD SE 5dr

    David Weeks , England . Date: 19/02/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had this car from new in 2002 and it was totally fault free until nearly at the end of the 3 year warranty. Then in quick succession the air con failed (£1000) the driver's electric window failed (£200) and the passenger side door mirror failed (£200) The air con and mirror were covered under warranty.

    I use mine to tow a caravan and get around 28-29mpg when towing and around 38-44 mpg solo depending on speed and road conditions.

    It a big car but once you are used to the size its nice to drive. I think I'd be lost without reversing sensors though, worth their weight in gold in a car of this size.

    With the seats out its a huge space. I had to take king size bed to the tip recently and got the base and mattress in (and managed to shut the rear door! )

    I have found it a bit light on the front and in the wet, if you put the power on fairly hard the front tyres will scrabble for grip. Tried different tyres to the standard Dunlop but made little difference so just have to ease up a little with the right foot from a standing start.

    Overall it a multi talented vehicle it will do just about anything you ask of it whether its carrying vast amounts or junk to the car boot sale, carrying a family of 7 in comfort on a 500 mile journey, or just zipping up the motor way on a high speed journey solo. Even towing a caravan its happy and stable. Only problem is that your friends must be asking to borrow it!!

  • 1.9 TDi PD SE 5dr

    Baal Moloch Date: 24/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had a Seat Alhambra as a company car for four years and driven 64,000 miles in it. The 115bhp engine is excellent and has plenty of pulling power, even with seven people on board. It cruises 80mph happily at 2500 rpm.However, the engine is quite noisy, and there is an especially high level of road noise on most UK roads, although it is much better on smoother continental tarmac.

    Equipment is excellent, with heated seats, cruise control, climate control, and so on. The interior space is premium with five people on board. Reliability is average; I have had one electrical problem with the engine management system, and the air-conditioning system has packed it in three times in three years. Overall, I would buy an Alhambra again, though.

  • 1.9 TDi PD S 5dr

    Sean Reel , Antrim . Date: 15/01/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this 2004 model Alhambra in December 2005 and I have found that it lives up to all my expectations.

    We looked at many different models of MPV, and this car turned out to be the best. I will come back in a few months and let you know more.

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