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Brand New 66 Plate Seat Alhambra 2.0 TDI CR SE Lux [184] 5dr

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£2999 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionCruise control
Driver alert systemElectric speed sensitive power steering
Front and rear parking sensorsMulti function display
Outside temperature gaugeStop/start system
Trip computerVoice control system

Entertainment

8 speakersAuxiliary input socket
MDI with USB/iPod connection cablesMP3 compatible radio/single CD player

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlampsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic lights on sensorAutomatic rain sensing wipers
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsChrome roof rails
Chrome side window trimChromed centre radiator grille surround
Cornering front fog lightsDark tinted rear glass
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric folding door mirrors with puddle lamps
Electric headlight adjustmentElectric tailgate and sliding rear side doors
Electric tilt/slide panoramic sunroofFront and rear electric windows
Heated washer nozzlesRear wiper
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror 

Interior Features

12 way electric front seats230V AC inverter
3 spoke leather steering wheel3 x 12V power sockets
3 zone climate control4 cupholders
4 Lashing eyes in bootAdjustable front armrest with storage compartment
Adjustable head restraintsBrushed black door & dashboard decorative inserts
Comfort front sports seatsDashboard storage with cover
Driver's electric adjustable lumbar supportEasy entry seats
Electric sunshade for sunroofFolding rear seats
Front seat back fold out tables with cupholdersFront seatback pockets
Front/rear door stowage binsFront/rear floor mats
Front/rear reading lightsHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIntegrated sunblind for rear side windows
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Leather upholsteryLockable/illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Multi function steering wheelOverhead console with sunglasses holder
Passenger seat lumbar adjustRear air conditioning with separate controls
Reclining 2nd row seatsRemovable load compartment cover
Storage bins under drivers seatStorage under front passenger seat
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrorsUnder floor storage in 2nd row

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
Auto hold functionCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Electrically operated child locks on rear doorsESP+EBA
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limitersPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Electronic engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocksVolumetric alarm with back up horn

Technical

Diesel particulate filterElectronic limited slip differential

Trim

Chrome effect dashboard facia 

Wheels

Self sealing tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)158Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1968
Compression Ratio16.0:1Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)81
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)95.5Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)54.3EC Urban (mpg)37.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power177
Coin DescriptionTDI CRCoin SeriesSE Lux
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %46NCAP Safety Assist %71
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3Engine Power - BHP177
Engine Power - KW130Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG39Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed129

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/50 R17Wheel StyleKOSTA
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1720Length4854
Wheelbase2919Width1904

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2530
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2297Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)267
Max. Loading Weight763Max. Towing Weight - Braked2200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1767
No. of Seats7Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

SEAT Alhambra

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

Large MPVs come and go, but the benchmarks for the class remains the SEAT Alhambra, Ford Galaxy and Volkswagen Sharan trio. Built from a shared source they have dominated the MPV division and of the three the Sharan is probably the best value. It wasn't until the launch of the second generation car in 2000 that the Spanish company really had an offering with its own distinct personality. As a used buy it makes a lot of sense, but you may have to prise the keys out of the previous keeper's grasp.

History

If it's history you're after, you've come to the right place. It's said a fortress existed on the site of the modern day Alhambra near Granada since the 9th Century although it wasn't until the 12th century and the arrival of the Nasrites that the Alhambra became a palace of kings. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means "red or crimson castle", perhaps due to the hue of the towers and walls that surround the entire hill of La Sabica which by starlight is silver but by sunlight is transformed into gold. Fast forward a few hundred years and we arrive in 1996 when SEAT launched their version of the Alhambra. Although not featuring ornate frescoes nor fountains it did put SEAT on the firmly MPV map via a joint collaboration with Volkswagen and Ford. The second generation Alhambra range arrived in Britain in Summer 2000. This featured a 115bhp turbo diesel engine and a V6 petrol option was also offered. With sleeker, more confident styling, the Alhambra had become more than a car for those who wanted a Ford Galaxy or a VW Sharan but couldn't afford one. It was well worth having in its own right. With a six-speed transmission on manual models the Alhambra is still probably the smartest buy amongst large MPVs. Summer 2003 saw the addition of a 130bhp TDI Alhambra, offered only in SE guise. Towards the end of 2005, the 130bhp 1.9-litre TDi engine was replaced by a more modern 140bhp 2.0-litre TDI unit, although prices remained unchanged. The 2.8-litre V6 engine had been discontinued by this stage.

What You Get

Inside, the rather plasticky feel of the original model has been replaced by a more up-market atmosphere, with better quality plastics, a new steering wheel and nicer switchgear that leaves room for the obligatory optional satellite navigation system. More practical improvements include retractable cupholders, extra map pockets in the doors and a pair of useful lidded cubbyholes on top of the dash. This plusher atmosphere is important, for cheap and cheerful MPV customers are increasingly opting for mini-MPVs like Renault's Scenic. Large models like the Alhambra must increasingly compete with executive cars. All models get air conditioning, ABS, twin front airbags, remote control central locking and electric front windows. Plusher versions get side airbags, combination leather/alcantara upholstery and electronic climate control that you can operate front and rear. There are also options like ESP (an Electronic Stability Programme that will automatically apply the brakes and reduce the throttle to get you out of trouble if you enter a corner too fast) or, more practically, a fridge. Unlike some boxier rivals, the Alhambra will only offer seven, rather than eight seats. As an MPV buyer, you'll be looking for flexibility as well as sheer space. So you'll find, as before, that all of the seats can be folded down or unclipped and removed completely. In fact, the only difference this time round is that the removable chairs themselves have been redesigned, so should feel a lot more comfortable. Sadly, they're no lighter, so lugging them in and out remains a job not to be undertaken by the weak or faint-hearted. The two front seats on some models can be swivelled round completely to face the rear - which is great for picnics and business meetings if you're stationary and there's only four in the car. It's annoying however, that you still can't do the same with the middle set so that occupants behind the driver can face each other and talk on longer journeys.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Check for faulty trim and excessive transmission noise caused by the specially lengthened gear linkages. On the popular 2.0-litre, listen for clattery camshafts and make sure the drive-belt has been replaced on schedule. Bear in mind too that most Alhambras will have been used by people not used to cars of this size. It's worth checking therefore for body scrapes and scuffed mirrors. Finally, check the condition of the rear seats; their frames may have been damaged by ill-judged removal attempts.

Replacement Parts

(Approximate prices, based on a 2001 2.0 (inc VAT) A clutch assembly is around £315, a full exhaust system is just under £245 and an exchange alternator around £220. Front brake pads are around £75 and a headlamp unit will set you back just over £175.

On the Road

On the road, you have a car that not only costs around the same as a mid-range family estate but also measures in at about the same length, taking up no more space on the tarmac. Behind the wheel, it's exactly like a medium range estate - only better, thanks to that high-seated driving position and the glassy cabin. The biggest surprises, however, are reserved for the handling. This MPV doesn't roll, pitch or wallow like many of its rivals. Nor do you need a period of acclimatisation before you can drive it quickly, as you would, for example, with a fashionable four-wheel drive.

Overall

SEAT has for quite some time been the recipient of quite a bit of smart money form UK consumers and the Alhambra is no exception. Arguably better looking than either the pricier Ford Galaxy or the Volkswagen Sharan, it makes a great used buy. The pick of the bunch is probably the turbo diesel, but the 2.8-litre petrol is a blast as long as you don't mind spending money on fuel bills.

Performance
70%
Handling
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Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
50%
Build
60%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£329
Deposit£2999
Term (months)49
Cash price£31,495
Credit amount£28,495
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£12,704
Total amount payable£31,495
Contract mileage20000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
APRFixed 0% APR representative

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