Used Seat Altea Hatchback 2004 - 2015 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Seat Altea Hatchback (04 - 15)
  • Seat Altea Hatchback (04 - 15)
  • Seat Altea Hatchback (04 - 15)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Seat Altea estate?

The Altea isn't as solidly built as some Seats, with a number of faults reported.

The main reliability issue with the petrols is the plastic timing belt tensioner - with both the 1.4 and 1.6-litre models at risk. If it fails, the engine could sustain serious damage, so consider having it replaced.