Which used Seat Altea estate should I buy?
The 100bhp1.6-litre petrol engine is quiet and refined, but is a little short on grunt and needs to be worked hard when the car's fully laden. There's also a 148bhp 2.0-litre FSI model - which brings more oomph - and a turbocharged 197bhp 2.0-litre. In 2009, an 84bhp 1.4-litre and a 132bhp 1.4 FSI were introduced, with a 103bhp 1.2-litre added later.
There are 103bhp 1.9 DI and 2.0-litre diesels with between 138bhp and 168bhp. However, the 103bhp 1.6-litre Ecomotive diesel is the best package, with decent performance and low running costs.