What used Seat Alhambra MPV will I get for my budget?
It’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of Alhambras will have been used as taxis, ideal as they are for airport runs. Mileages for some cars are likely to be very high – often around 200,000 miles. You can pick up one of these for around £5000, but you’ll need to look at spending between £8500 and £10,000 for a car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, from 2012 or 2013. Up the wedge to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you’ll find good 2014/15 cars from traders or independent dealers, while £13,000-£15,000 will net you a good 2016 car, possibly even a 2017 example, from a trader. Later models vary between £15,000 and £20,000 for a 2018/2019 car.
How much does it cost to run a Seat Alhambra MPV?
Not surprisingly, the 2.0 TDI 150 is the sweet spot in the range for fuel economy. Its claimed average fuel consumption is, in most trims, 55.4mpg, according to the NEDC tests, or 44.1mpg under the later, more realistic WLTP tests, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 132g/km, while in S trim it manages a claimed 56.5mpg NEDC and 130g/km of CO2 output. The higher-powered 2.0 TDI 184 isn’t far behind with 53.3mpg, or 40.4mpg under the WLTP tests, while the 1.4 TSI 150 lags behind with a still respectable claimed 43.5mpg, or 36.2mpg under the WLTP tests.
Tax for cars registered before the changes of April 2017 came into force vary according to CO2 emissions, so these Alhambras are fairly cheap to tax. Those registered afterwards will pay the flat rate, which at (currently) £150 a year is slightly more due to those changes.
Servicing costs for most Seat cars are reasonable, with a service plan that offers you a discount on your next two services or a fixed-cost maintenance plan that allows you to choose your annual mileage and how long you’re going to keep the car before computing a monthly payment for you.