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February 22, 2019 at 12:18 am in reply to: Anyone recently visited a SEAT Dealership? Ateca 2.0 TDI? #71069
I’d ordered a karoq sel when it was £850 ap with optional extras it came to nearly £3000 including ap for the same spec as ex lux. I had an extended test drive in the karoq and compering the two the Ateca wins hands down, I would have ordered the r line if it wasn’t for the under 25’s issue. But I was parked in a supermarket car park last week next to one and I think the Seat looks better, mines black alloys and crome look great plus it’s fully loaded. Another issue is if for some reason you have to change the car early you get t ap back pro rata if you have paid thousands for added extras you loss the lot!!!February 21, 2019 at 11:05 pm in reply to: Anyone recently visited a SEAT Dealership? Ateca 2.0 TDI? #71065
Rene, in all the reviews everyone says the ride is to firm but I’ve got 19″ alloys and find your more connected to the road than in the 3008, there are a lot of speed bumps where I live and the Ateca is a smother ride over them than the 3008, heated seats actually get hot and the adaptive cruise control is great, even when changing lanes it doesn’t get confused. People complain about the stop start being sluggish but if you just tap the accelerator when you know you’re about to move away it’s fine. Electronic hand break is much better than the 3008, as soon as you come to a stop it engages, the 3008 was a bit hit and miss. The cabin in the 3008 looks great but after a while you feel a bit enclosed and the centre console is to high for me created problems rubbing against left leg. The 1.6 diesel can be quite noisy if you floor it I would have preferred the 2.0 but because of needing a car for under 25’s I had to get the 1.6 but it’s got enough pep for me in my opinion it’s better than the 3008 1.6 diesel I had.
If anyone is after an SUV for under 25’s the atecA excellence lux is in my opinion the best available at the moment.February 21, 2019 at 9:14 pm in reply to: Anyone recently visited a SEAT Dealership? Ateca 2.0 TDI? #71060
I took delivery of an Ateca excellence lux 1.6 TDI auto in December, when I went to dealership to order (it had only been on the Motability site for less than 24 hours) the dealership said it wasn’t on the scheme only the excellence, but I persevered and asked the dealer to look into it again and although it was not showing up on Seat website it was available. So I’d doublecheck with Motability.
The spec is great and I love the car, I had to exchange my 3008 GT line 1.6 TDI auto because of an upcoming operation I need a car my son can drive (under 25). In my humble opinion the Ateca is a much better car a lot more enjoyable to drive.
I’ve had isuiss with the car, the dealership “forgot” to order the SD card and just put an old one in which stopped working the next day, it still hasn’t been replaced so I can’t have satnav on digital dash and the car was built with the wrong exhaust and rear bumper (hiden exhaust rather than twin crome exhaust) this also hasn’t been rectified they keep pushing the date for retro fit back!!! It’s now been over 10 weeks. I was thinking about rejecting the car but apart from these issues I love it.
You can turn it into a baby defender-
Hi Coralie what’s the engine and transmission
I’ve just called them, they said that the offer on £250 off AP ended last month. no discount on extras and they require full payment for extras when order is placed.
Thanks for the heads up, I’ll keep on looking
Sorry to hear that Crsih, because of the change in engine the 3008 and 5008 are no longer available to under 25’s. I think that the BHP of a car shouldn’t be cast in stone at 120 as the performance of the 1.5 and 1.6 are pretty much the same, I would have thought the insurance group would be more important as it’s this that is used to work out cost off insurance. the 5008 GT Line 1.6bluehdi was a brilliant car on the scheme for under 25’s who were after a 7 setter SUV. Hopefully they make a change to policy so more cars become available to under 25’s.
The cap on under 25’s should only go by insurance group as this decides the cost of insurance not bhp, bhp can influence the insurance group but if any car is group 16 or less it shouldn’t matter what the power output is.
I picked up my first Motability car on 08/03/18. I was due a payment the same day and was surprised to receive my full allowance. I think this was due to the original expected delivery date being the end of March. I thought I would have had one week taken out and then payed back after collection.
3008 doesn’t have a CD player, at first I was a bit peeved but couldn’t sleep last night so spent a few hours ripping CD’s and putting them on a usb, not bad still got 14gb left on a 32gb flash drive and over 100 CD’s on it. Should help keep the car tidy and there all at your finger tips without having to rummage thru cases.
My choice in music varies a lot depending on mood, anything from The Beatles to The Beastie Boys.
I’m picking up a Peugeot 3008 1.6 blue diesel and there was no mention of dpf, the cynic in me thinks maybe they want to push the petrol versions.
Thanks everyone, just to let you know if your in the North West (Liverpool) give White Peugeot 3008’s a wide berth lol,
Winston your comment was hilarious.
Finally be able to get out and about thanks to Motability a truly amazing scheme. I will still enjoy the forum and call into ‘The Motability Arms’ I look forward to sharing my opinions on the 3008. 1 more sleep that’s if I can get to sleep.
The Beast from the East may have slowed me down but couldn’t stop me.
After my driving test being cancelled twice on the first of the month I managed at very short notice to get a cancellation this morning and i’m pleased to say I passed my test first time. My car has been in the dealers ready for me to collect since the first can’t wait until tomorrow to pick it up.
Found this pic looks nice
Looks amazing love the night vision display
Trev I’ve got a new date for test 15/03/18 I found a way around it not letting me changing date, I just tried booking a new test which it let me do it shouldn’t have let me book one because I already had one booked but for some reason it did, my test date for today must be in limbo had to pay again I hope they refund me for today’s test. so now I’ll just be by my laptop refreshing screen for a closer cancellation.
Thanks Winston, I can’t even try and look for cancellations because they haven’t updated system so it still thinks I’ve got a test date! Even though it was this morning.
The Beast from the East I can think of worse things to call it. Just got back from test centre it was the second one I’ve been to today first one was for my test at 9;07 just as we pulled into the test centre car park I received an email test cancelled next date 19/04/18 so I went online and got a cancellation for 10;14 at another test centre 9 miles away so rushed up there sitting in test centre waiting room (no snow on the roads) and 3 minutes before my test they came in and said it was cancelled. My new car is sitting in dealership and I can’t drive it, gutted.
Just checked the 8;10 and 9;07 tests today at the centre where i’m taking my test have been cancelled really starting to panic now as my test is at 9;07 on Thursday fingers crossed no more snow.
So we’ve got “The Beast from the east” to be followed by “Storm Emma” Somehow doesn’t sound so scary
I just hope it doesn’t get postponed I pick up my car the same day and then i’m due back in hospital for another operation so need to get test out of the way.
I’m getting worried now I take my driving test on Thursday morning. In Liverpool we have had about 3″ and more on the way hope my test doesn’t get cancelled. Anyone Know how bad the snow has to be for Test Centres to call tests off. If it gets any worse I’ll need this guy…
This is what I love about this forum it’s not all just about Motability deals and offers we are here as a little community to help each other out in any way possible. Unfortunately i’m not great with computer technology but as shown other members are, it’s great the way everyone is here to help and when we do have good knowledge and informed opinions we’re more than happy to share. Well done Garys, Nick and Trev for your informed advice and Brydo great question to ask i’m sure the answers and opinions provided will help you and lots of others on this forum.
Don’t forget knowledge is power! and as a group thru sharing knowledge we all become more powerful.
Nick your spot on with the need for a search tool for recently added cars autos jumped up to 1016 cars and apart from Insignia Tourer and 5008 GT Line Premium can’t work out what’s been added in the past few days.
Carbuyer link for best small/medium and large SUV’s don’t know if I agree with all there definitions but hope this helps. It has lists off best cars in every category even best motability, as I say I don’t agree with them all but could be worth a look.