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by Chop
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Washing car
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Washing car

I use a hose and sponge about once per month, fewer times in winter. What's the point of spending a Sunday cleaning the car, only for it getting dirty on Monday? The Xcellence 18" wheels are a pain to clean, however, so I would appreciate any info on products that can make this easier.
by Chop
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Are Windscreen Wipers Poor Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Are Windscreen Wipers Poor Quality

Mine were rubbish from the off. Replaced with Bosch with marginal improvement. Wipers clear the screen on the up stroke, but makes it misty again on the return stroke. I wonder if it is poorly aligned wiper arms I.e. they are not perpendicular to the screen, or the springs are not powerful enough to...
by Chop
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Keyless entry
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Keyless entry

Atecas are well under the radar of any self respecting thief. We know they are good, but less intelligent people focus on Audis, BMWs and Mercs to steal.
by Chop
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Mud flaps yay or nay
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Mud flaps yay or nay

To me they finish the car off and prevent (some) dirt getting on the bumper and sill. I had them fitted by the dealer when I bought the car.
by Chop
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Experience lux Void under rear bumper
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Experience lux Void under rear bumper

Exactly the same with mine. Less to get bent when someone hits you from behind.😁
by Chop
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Front assist
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Front assist

Were you going fast? It will slam the brakes on if it notices something stopped in front of you, but it wont operate if the relative speeds are minimal. For example, it wont stop you driving slowly into your garage door. Front assist saved my bacon last September. I was on the M1 on cruise when all ...
by Chop
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Panoramic roof wind deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Panoramic roof wind deflector

How is it broken? The frame seems quite robust, whereas the cloth is quite flimsy.
by Chop
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Ride comfort and quality opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Ride comfort and quality opinions

How does the DCC work? If the same springs are used I can't see how DCC can make the ride softer, but if it alters the viscosity of the oil in the shocks it can make the ride even firmer. Your comfort mode is probably normal for a pre facelift Ateca.
by Chop
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Ride comfort and quality opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Ride comfort and quality opinions

My Ateca has a shockingly firm ride. If this is a concern for you, don't buy one. I understand that the Skoda Karoq has a softer ride, in your shoes I would consider one of these instead.
by Chop
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Xcellence 18” machined alloys for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Re: Xcellence 18” machined alloys for sale

They are the same wheels fitted as standard to my Xcellence. I don't think the seller is saying that they are anything other than standard wheels. I will say that they are a pig to clean. Saying that, my experience with machined alloys is that they corrode after about two and a half years. These sho...