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by rafletcher
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Dealer Limitations
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Dealer Limitations

I suspect with the majority of cars being bought on PCPs nowadays, and many people scared to go away from a 'main dealer service stamp', it perpetuates the issue. If it's on PCP, especially if it's VWFS, then it has to be dealer serviced. They own the car - they can decide who services it. Unless, ...
by rafletcher
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Dealer Limitations
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Dealer Limitations

How many people (in the UK) actually use the boot socket, and how often? I think I only used mine for the tyre inflator. Other markets still have it, and some have an inverter fed 240V socket, so it was obviously decided by SEAT UK that they didn't want it (as it's the importer who sets the specs/op...
by rafletcher
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Dealer Limitations
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Dealer Limitations

OP....to your original point, if it is a once in a while event, long journey with a cool box, why not just run a 3m plug/socket extention from the in cabin socket to the boot ? Less than a tenner. Or even just use a normal cool box with freezer blocks. IME the electrically operated coolers (I had a...
by rafletcher
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Dealer Limitations
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Dealer Limitations

Not surprising. Dealers exist to sell cars, and make money from overpriced routine servicing. Anything else is a pain in the arse for them. Even stuff like chip repairs, dent repairs, dashcam installs etc. are subcontracted out to a local specialist. And TBH I've no idea why you'd want to pay main d...
by rafletcher
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: New Ateca - Very uncomfortable driving position, options?
Replies: 21
Views: 5827

Re: New Ateca - Very uncomfortable driving position, options?

Conversely I always (because I have disproportionatley long thighs) have to pull the steering wheel as far out as it will go, and adjust it as low as I can and still see the top of the instruments. Horses for courses.
by rafletcher
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Digital speed deleted
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Digital speed deleted

Hirsty wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:55 am
If you have the digital dash, then there's always the fall-back of the current speed display in the bottom right of the speedometer dial.
Or indeed the display of a single dial for revs, with the digital speed in the centre of it (which is what I use).
by rafletcher
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: What do you do when the key battery goes flat? - Here's what to do...
Replies: 26
Views: 25276

Re: What do you do when the key battery goes flat? - Here's what to do...

And don't forget, that from unlocking the drivers door with the key to the the alarm going off isn't very long (I forget if its 15 or 30 seconds), so don't (as I did on my S3) mess about trying to put bags in the back, get the engine started, or you'll find outr how loud the alarm is ;-)
by rafletcher
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: What have you done to personalise your Ateca?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: What have you done to personalise your Ateca?

Put a "vanity" (as the US calls them) reg. plate on it. Will also be buying some mats with the full Cupra logo on them (mine only have a small label with Cupra on it).
by rafletcher
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Electric windows wind down one touch?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Electric windows wind down one touch?

Try this. Start with window closed. Press and hold down to open, continue holding for 5 seconds after fully down. Now pull up and hold, again continue to hold for 5 seconds after closing.
by rafletcher
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Main Seat Ateca chat
Topic: Lux 2.0 TSI 4Drive Petrol
Replies: 46
Views: 6139

Re: Lux 2.0 TSI 4Drive Petrol

Car I ordered Ateca Xperience Lux 2.0 tsi 4 drive ,10th October 2020 finally built 18th March now at Docks Germany waiting for Ship Ferry I've been told. Sent to Grimsby from there. Hopefully within 3 weeks. Just shy of 6 months. Hope it's worth the wait Got my car from DM Keith Grimsby. had loads ...