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by Fred99
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Moving to Skoda
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Moving to Skoda

Just what options are available on the Karoq that you cannot get on the SEAT?
by Fred99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Updating Sat Nav system
Replies: 28
Views: 6380

Re: Updating Sat Nav system

I gave up on SEAT nav system. I just use Google maps or Apple maps using CarPlay. I can’t see any point in using the SEAT system even though I get free updates via Mapcare as I live in Spain.
by Fred99
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Petrol or Diesel
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Petrol or Diesel

Unless you are doing at least 10k miles per year or towing a caravan, buy the petrol. Much quieter and nearly as economical and no problems with DPF or Adblue.
by Fred99
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How old is the Ateca driver ?
Replies: 123
Views: 53822

Re: How old is the Ateca driver ?

Had our Ateca for 3 years now and still love it.

We can claim 160 years between us and only 8000 miles on the car.
by Fred99
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Manual or DSG?
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Manual or DSG?

It’s a super box. I have had no problems, no hesitation pulling away and seamless changes all the time. If you use the paddles you have total control. I will never go back to a manual. If God had intended for you to drive a manual, he would have given you three feet!
by Fred99
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Feeling embarrassed
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Feeling embarrassed

Maybe a silly question, but what is the point a a lump of plastic screwed to the top of an engine that you look at maybe twice a year?
by Fred99
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Seat Ateca suspension upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Re: Seat Ateca suspension upgrade

If you want it to handle (almost) as well as the Leon, it’s the price you pay. If you aren’t interested in the handling, have a look at a Skoda equivalent.
by Fred99
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: HI, New owner...
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: HI, New owner...

yep the manual is pretty usless isnt it . If they rewrote it as a completely idiot proof manual it would go from 250 pages to over 1000 and then no one would read it. The manual is OK but the car is too complicated for many owners. There is not an easy solution to this. I had to wait over 6 months ...
by Fred99
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Hidden DCC on facelift Xperience
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Hidden DCC on facelift Xperience

I remember the early IBM 360 mainframe computers used to have features switched on and off by the installation engineers but essentially they were the same processor and memory, slowed down or unconnected as the top Off topic, but I think that was called the “Golden Screw”.. I used to sell those be...
by Fred99
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Window trim ruined.
Replies: 30
Views: 5361

Re: Window trim ruined.

My trims are fine. I would never ever put my car through a car wash. If you don’t have the facilites at home, there should be some DIY power wash facilities around. Not the best solution but if you can’t wash the car at home, then it’s probably a better option. That said, all the reports on the foru...