annthrack... 4

annthracks

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:26.07.2005

Reviews:2

Quote-start

Sat Altea Reference 1.9 TDi

Quote-end
11.08.2005 (12.08.2005)

Advantages:
Size maneuverability economy

Disadvantages:
size

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Value for Money

Road Handling

Looks

ComfortGood

FeaturesSatisfactory

Fuel consumptionGood

9 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
very helpful by (14%):
  1. MAFARRIMOND
  2. Danni1973
  3. lomond12
helpful by (77%):
  1. jimmy0407
  2. getscenic
  3. kiwi049
and 14 other members
somewhat helpful by (9%):
  1. Sam-Hay
  2. Chalky9

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

We were upgrading/downsizing from a Zafira 1.8 Elegance and were a bit wary about getting a diesel - the usual things of concern - clouds of black smoke, no acceleration, sounding like a tractor. We needn't have been.


I was pleasantly surprised at the acceleration and general "nippiness" of the Altea. Much better than the last (petrol) MPV.


From the back it looks more like a car than the side view (and body description - MPV) would suggest.

At 80 ahem, the 1.9litre engine is probably doing the same revs as the Zafira was at 50, yes this has to do with the gearing, but it is a bonus not trying to get into a higher (non existant) gear because the engine is "revving its guts out" at such a low cruising sped. Top marks to SEAT/VW on that one.

Although we did find ourselves going faster than we intended to for the first few weeks ;)


Space wise internally, the boot is divided horizontally by a parcel shelf that covers the spare wheel bay - be warned if you're shifting bricks and bags of sand, remove this shelf before you get them :).

No spare tyre, but a can of sealant stuff and a little electric compressor are in the spare wheel compartment.


The Reference doesn't come with alloys or locking wheelnuts as an option, but we bought them and had them fitted before we took delivery, Oz wheels from the Seat dealership, made the car look unbelievably better.

This is a personal "feelings and discoveries" review.

Fuel consumption figures, engine size, speed can all be found elsewhere, although we get 40 - 50 mpg (depending on which one of us is doing the driving ;-) )

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

jimmy0407 03.01.2007 10:50

I am considering buying one of these and found the reviw quite helpful. Could do with some more details on spec and performance.

MAFARRIMOND 12.08.2005 07:19

Sounds a pretty good car to have Maureen

chainlynx 11.08.2005 16:17

Good review - could do with a little more detail and some paragraphs, as Lexy has already pointed out, but great start! Enjoy :)

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Product Information »

Product details

Body Type Hatchback
Fuel Type Petrol
Range SEAT Altea
Range + Engine Type Altea 1.4
Manufacturer SEAT

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of SEAT Altea 1.4 has been rated:

"very helpful" by (14%):

  1. MAFARRIMOND
  2. Danni1973
  3. lomond12

"helpful" by (77%):

  1. jimmy0407
  2. getscenic
  3. kiwi049

and 14 other members

"somewhat helpful" by (9%):

  1. Sam-Hay
  2. Chalky9

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

SEAT Ibiza 1.2 12v

SEAT Ibiza 1.2 12v

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 5 Speed Manual Gearbox - 1198 cc - Max Speed: 103 mph - 64 bhp - Petrol

User reviews (20)

Buy Now

SEAT Ibiza 1.4 16v

SEAT Ibiza 1.4 16v

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 4 Speed Automatic Gearbox, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox - 1390 cc - Max Speed: 105, 108 mph - 75 bhp - Petrol

User reviews (38)

Buy Now



Are you the manufacturer / provider of SEAT Altea 1.4? Click here