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First long business trip in the Ateca yesterday and today, very enjoyable from Cambridge to Merthyr Tydfil and back over 2 days, and averaged 57.5mpg which I am very pleased with (1.6TDI)
Being Wales in February, much of the journey was blighted with rain, and came across a rather unfortunate "feature" of the Ateca, I doubt SEAT get that much rain in Spain (except mainly on the plain), so may not have experienced this.
Plenty of standing water on the roof of the car as I went to get in, but opening the door caused the balance/centre of gravity of the car to shift slightly, launching a stream of water to build up and flow towards the roof above the drivers now open door. Previous cars I've driven have all had a gully along here which directed the water down the windscreen but the Ateca seems to miss this, and a stream of water flowed over the edge dropping straight on to the drivers seat and door sill :evil: Fortunately I had a spare jumper to mop up and place on the drivers seat to save me from a wet backside for the 200+ mile drive home
Anyone else had a similar experience, and if so any suggestions to help combat it?
 

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I've spotted that once (I opened the door and got wet) and water falling into the tailgate as it went up. Aesthetics and drainage channels probably don't go together.
 

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I did get something similar the other week when it had been raining hard. I didn't open the door, just the drivers side window and the water started pouring in. On cars you usually get a few drips if raining as wind blows it in, but not a stream :shock: Guess it was same cause due to missing drainage channels. :roll:
 

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Same here. It was raining yesterday and I opened the rear door to strap my youngest in his child seat. Water came in when I opened the door. It wasn't a swimming pool, but enough to be annoying.
 

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Not the only one then - yesterdays rain didn't have the same effect so will see if it needs any solution in the future
 
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