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by Fred99
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Oil service and inspection service ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5376

Re: Oil service and inspection service ?

Probably the best reason for taking it annually (but not necessarily changing the oil) is for all the software upgrades that seem to be regularly needed, not least of which is the Nav maps etc. Taking the Tesla as an example, eventually all this will be done over the air without needing to visit the...
by Fred99
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Oil service and inspection service ?
Replies: 35
Views: 5376

Re: Oil service and inspection service ?

There are many different opinions on this. I do such a small mileage that it isnt really an issue. My car is due is first service after 6000 miles and two years. I find it difficult to believe that I needed to have it serviced any earlier. My view on this is that it is in the interests of both the m...
by Fred99
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Alcantara seats
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Alcantara seats

Alcantara is a synthetic material and is very easy to clean. We have three settees upholstered in Alcantara. They are now 18 years old and have survived many accidents.

The seats in my Ateca are equally easy to keep clean.
by Fred99
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Rim protection 19 inch fr wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Rim protection 19 inch fr wheels

Probably the same as on most Atecas. They use a variety of suppliers. There is nothing special about the FR to change that. It’s only just another trim option.
by Fred99
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Rim protection 19 inch fr wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Rim protection 19 inch fr wheels

I think it is the design of the tyres rather than the wheels. I have 18” Bridgestones and they definitely stick out past the rim.
by Fred99
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Stop start Button
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Stop start Button

Or Carista - cheaper and you get a months free trial of the software. The app runs on your phone.

15.99 from Amazon
by Fred99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Deciding between diesel and petrol
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

Re: Deciding between diesel and petrol

I get about 33mpg over 7000 miles. It just depends how and where you drive. There was no significant decrease after the first 1000 km, in fact it tended to increase as I was not limited to controlling the revs.
by Fred99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Dealer dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Dealer dilemma

Rub some cockpit polish on it and you won’t see it.
by Fred99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Deciding between diesel and petrol
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

Re: Deciding between diesel and petrol

Thanks, I'm not too bothered about residuals as it's contract hire but nice to know you can achieve 40mpg. Do you find it has enough power for motorway? Since they both have the same power output, the answer has to be yes. The only difference is the torque which is higher on the tdi, but that will ...
by Fred99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Ateca 2017 to me
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: New Ateca 2017 to me

Another SEAT UK crazy marketing decision. It has been available in Spain and other countries for ages and is still available on the 1.5tsi as are all the options.

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