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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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80 reader reviews for Seat Altea Hatchback.
  • XL 2.0 TDI 140 SE Copa 5dr

    colin Walkington , Herefordshire . Date: 11/08/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    ALTEA XL SE COPA 2.0 TDI CR 140 BHP, Just to add abit more to my other post as I've had the car just over 2 months now. Really surprized with the power the engine has for an estate car, it weighs just over 2000kg but once you pass 1st gear it starts to really pick up and over taking is effortless in 3rd gear. Sat-nav, bluetooth, seat media 2.2 touch screen system, 8 speakers (jury still out on the radio) Auto-lights & wipers, day time running lights, had the back seats down for the 1st time to help someone move, massive boot and space, upright driving position, good view, tinted back windows, alarm, c.locking, ideal for a small family, my Opinion is its an estate not a SUV OR MPV, 5 SEATS. SE COPA TRIM loads of goodies.

  • 1.6 TDI 105 Ecomotive SE 5dr

    Guy Fairbairn , Cambs . Date: 07/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    We ran a 1.6Tdi SE for 2 years and 60,000 miles. Overall it was a great car! The engine had just enough power, but I would suggest the 2.0Tdi if you can - it tended to run out of puff at times! Mpg was pretty good, averaging late 40's. The seats were excelent and gave really good support and overall ride and handling was also good. A fun car to drive. It is starting to be a little dated now, and some of the interior trim and plastics are not the best when compared with some rivals.

    Overall, a great little car - certainly worth a look at and a bit different to an Astra or Focus. 10k service intervals were a pain, as we did quite a high mileage. Go for the XL if you need a bit more space - but the XL is not as pretty!

  • 1.9 TDI Stylance 5dr

    Daniella Brandys , . Date: 08/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Well what can I say... I have had my Altea 13 months now its a 56 plate, it has had great economy I can around 600 miles with a full tank (Diesel), but its been cost after cost. My engine has broken at 48000 miles, just about everything has gone wrong I need a new cam and barings as they worn or heated so much they could of set alight. Clutch fork (snapped), fly wheel (exploded) also because the rivots at the end of the cam exploded out oil pressure was lost and I need 2 new pistons (3+4) and other things too bill currently standing at £3000, and still have not got the car yet. Its meant to be a VW, Even though I did not get the car from SEAT they wont even help at all even though I got the car at 22,000 miles a year ago! For what you get car wise is pants stay away from VW cars. But inside the Altea is lush. Its your choice but I really would not go for this car. If only I knew how bad the customer service was and how expensive the cost of repair was I would of gone for something else!!

  • 1.9 TDI Stylance 5dr

    Claire Gallagher , Northants . Date: 03/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I have had my Altea 6 months now. One day the ESP light came on and wouldnt go back off. Took it to the garage who read the code as brake pressure sender 1 or brake pressure sensor 1. They said it was a hard code that couldnt be cleared and wasnt sure of the exact problem. They recommended taking it to SEAT. Looking at the code online i was extremely worried, some saying it was an asb fault and could cost £1400 plus labour! Took it to SEAT who confirmed the code and that this was now a recognised problem with SEATS and that they would pay a percentage. They also said it used to be £1400 for the part which was reduced to £700 after finding another supplier, and now there is something very new in which they can just repair the part. Any way they have called back saying it will cost around £370 inc labour of which SEAT will pay 50% of the cost. They may have covered more but my car has now covered 80k miles and as 2 service stamps not by SEAT. Therefore after the horror stories of £1400 i am very relieved to find it wont cost anything near that! Just wanted to share to stop others worrying so much!

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