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by boristhebold
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Unusual Rear Fog Light Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Unusual Rear Fog Light Warning

Yep, I came across it this last week. I seldom use rear fog lights. The only time is on unlit roads when I am the last vehicle in a line or on my own with nothing behind me.My thinking being that if some bozo is driving fast, he'll see me from farther back with the fog light on that with it off. I h...
by boristhebold
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Side step running boards
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: Side step running boards

I cannot see how they make it easier to get in the car. You cannot step up into the car, the normal entry if you have mobility problems is to lower yourself, bum first, into the car and swing your legs in. If you like the look of them, fine, but I cannot see any functional benefit. Furion finds the...
by boristhebold
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: New Ateca Models - is it worth a change?
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

Re: New Ateca Models - is it worth a change?

There's a generally accepted graph of depreciation for the average car. 60% lost in the first 3 years. That being the case, you could only lose a maximum of the last 40% in the next 4 years so all the dealer was doing was getting annoyed as his firm don't sell properly 'used' cars. This PCP consumer...
by boristhebold
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Side step running boards
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: Side step running boards

If the OP is after the 'look', any old tat off ebay will be fine. If the steps are going to be used as an aid to getting in the car, I'd look carefully at anything I was going to buy to ensure they were up the job structurally and wouldn't be slippy when wet.
by boristhebold
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: New Ateca Models - is it worth a change?
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

Re: New Ateca Models - is it worth a change?

I'd hang on to the 1.4 simply because of the £12k in 28 mths to change. A bit over £400 a month. ( Alternatively, look at what you can lease for £400 a month @12k miles a year if you normally swap cars at 3 ro 4 yrs old and do the maths ?)
by boristhebold
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Ateca Sat Nav Maps
Replies: 109
Views: 17542

Re: Ateca Sat Nav Maps

The problem with all this new tech in cars is that it is designed by tech heads for whom navigating 5 screens to alter the clock is easypeasy. No real thought is given to people who either don't get tech or really don't want it all. How Garmin can make a really simple to use satnav for £100 and yet ...
by boristhebold
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Replace Ateca driver chair with Tiguan/Karoq/Q3(?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2254

Re: Replace Ateca driver chair with Tiguan/Karoq/Q3(?)

If they are fitted properly, I really can't see an issue with a seat spaced like that but isn't the issue the fact that the seat base doesn't tilt back in any way. Even the seat base in my Ford Transit tilted and made a huge difference to comfort.
by boristhebold
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Ateca Sat Nav Maps
Replies: 109
Views: 17542

Re: Ateca Sat Nav Maps

My satnav is about as bad as I recall when they first came to mainstream use, 15 plus years ago. It will take me off the motorway at a junction only to have me drive down the entry slip and back on (I can see it is going to do it so I ignore it) The car was in for a service last month but would they...
by boristhebold
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Are SEAT losing sales with their daft spec. policy.
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

Re: Are SEAT losing sales with their daft spec. policy.

It's certainly interesting to look at the way cars are sold in the US - dealers often have hundreds of cars in stock and Americans expect to be able to drive into the dealer in their old car and a couple of hours later drive away in a new one. Waiting months for cars is just bonkers. We waited 3.5w...
by boristhebold
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Replace Ateca driver chair with Tiguan/Karoq/Q3(?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2254

Re: Replace Ateca driver chair with Tiguan/Karoq/Q3(?)

You may well find that going down the new seat route will end up costing a small fortune. It obviously is all a very personal thing so ignore pretty much everything a car salesman tells you whilst he is trying to make his commission....oops, sell you a car. (These are the same people who happily sel...