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 1.9 TDI Stylance 5dr

    alasdair hompstead Date: 01/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      39.8

    My car

    I am still running this Altea as a taxi. It has just covered 100,000 miles since April '07. Have just had to have a new flywheel fitted, fortunately under warranty. The dealer fitted a new clutch at parts cost. Although this did not need doing it was prudent as gearbox was out. Cambelt change is every 4 years or 70k. I have this in writing form SEAT Technical. Have also had a front suspension mounting changed, again warranted. Motorway noise is totally unacceptable. At 70 it is almost impossible to hold a conversation with people in the back! I won't be buying another to replace this one. Overall this is a good family car. Just avoid motorways don't pay over 75% of the list price and don't take any nonsense from the dealers.

  • 1.9 TDI Reference Sport 5dr

    Thomas Cornwallis , London . Date: 05/02/2008
    • 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

    What an excellent car it is gutsy very comfortable and economical on the fuel, ours has now covered 8000 miles in 6 months and has been all over the place. The steering is great its so light that it makes you feel like you are in a much smaller car. We were going to get a Golf Plus, but found this was more recomended by readers and the trade. We aren't disapointed. A great versitile family car and great value. Highly recomemded!

  • 1.9 TDI Stylance 5dr

    Ian Edwards Date: 30/01/2008
    • 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

    This car was 18months old with 24,000 on the clock when we bought it. Dealer co-operation and service has been excellent so far. I reckon this is not far off being one of the best family cars around. Performance of the 1.9 diesel is gutsy, good overtaking, strong on hills and, although a bit rough at high revs, cruises smoothly at 'legal limit+'. On a recent trip from Tyneside to Gloucestershire, we averaged 52+mpg. Cabin a bit dull but comfortable, great driving position possible, loads of legroom, with everything to hand and well put together. Minor niggles...brakes are very good - too good sometimes around town! Lots of storage space but no handy little dashboard pockets or 'shelves' for change, etc.. My wife and I fight over who drives, we both love it! If you do lots of family touring you might want to consider the XL version for the bigger boot.

  • XL 1.9 TDI Stylance 5dr

    Kenneth Boaler , Herefordshire . Date: 22/01/2008
    • 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 have had this car from new for 11 months, 9000 miles. My first ever diesel - it took me a few weeks to adjust to this. My opinion now ? A great car. I love driving it. I am a fast driver and its performance is very good. Plenty of acceleration when needed. So comfortable, excellent road-holding - a real pleasure. Extremely good specification, and a very well-built car. Cruise control is very well designed and effective. Just love the rear parking sensors which give a clear indication of proximity. I also strongly recommend the SUPAGARD

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