SEAT Altea XL
Year, mileage: 2015, 10,000 km
Gearbox, drive: meh., front
Engine: 1.6 turbo diesel
Body type: minivan, 5 DV.
Fuel consumption in the city: 8.0 l/100km, on the highway: 5.5 l/100km, average: 6.5l/100km
This car impressed me back in 2010 when we had a car my friend, it is not the Altea, it was Toledo with the «butt». And impressed first internal volume. I’m currently in memory made the notch and when it’s 2017 and ahead loomed the possibility to change the car (thank the Germans for them, deselect), I without hesitation purchased a seat Altea XL 1.6 diesel five-speed mechanics in the maximum configuration.
Sorry that this package did not assume the presence of heated seats (seen for the hot countries was intended), but otherwise I’m happy with — Parktronic in a circle, cruise, two-band climate, a good radio with 8-mew speakers, the screen in the ceiling, folding tables on the rear row of seats, moving the rear row of seats, the raised floor of the trunk (no steps when folding), blinds on rear side Windows, light sensors, rain, tire pressure, start-stop system (Oh, and a useless thing, the benefit can be disabled) and a bunch of pillows and curtain airbags. White color, car — fire.
Euphoria, began the routine. No, reliability FIE-FIE everything is all right, but the combination of engine-gearbox-turbine some slack-the pensioner, and given its soft suspension, and then all the rush will not want. Turbine wakes up to 2000 rpm, comes alive to 2500, and fall asleep to 4000, it turns out, that is more or less dynamic to drive, the revs need to be kept in the range of 2500-4000 (which is not typical for example renoscope 1.5 l diesel, is there a nice pickup 1500 already). Accordingly, such a mode of turnover and Batistuta not really contribute to fuel savings. In short, it would be the impeller with early wings and selectadock if the machine was not. As the car was taken primarily for the track, it is with the foregoing disadvantages in principle you can put up. Another of the cons — they are stupid armrest, this design flaw in favor of the design ideas did not bother to fix it for all 11 years of production of this car. It’s like that to make a kitchen table height of 60 cm and try it to cut meat. One word — machine kalisnicka. Well, the cons probably exhausted. But in the pros — she’s so spacious for what it comfortable, makanika (although in softness becomes minus), this jelly.
Well, I have a dream — to put the wife behind the wheel, put the rear seats into a double bed, include videos on the ceiling screen to float-to float-to float… All the other dreams in this car I have already implemented :) Well, seriously, then this is the car primarily for long comfortable journeys, to the urban bustle prefer a more nimble, downed, dynamic and economical car, which is in my case Renault Megane 1.5 diesel. With all the features of the Altea did not regret buying it even after a year of operation.
Car pros:Space, comfort, a high Seating position, «fatty» filling for the right price, ageless exterior, large trunk right shape, the raised floor forming the stash the size of one meter on to see 16 in a word — nice car.
Cons of the car:the Combination of engine-gearbox-turbine not the drivers ‘ and economical. Mount the armrest. For some people, the softness of the suspension.
Advice to buyer: don’t pass it by. The combination of a large car is not the worst manufacturer’s for the right money is incorruptible interest in this machine.