1998 Seat Alhambra TDi Luxe 1.9 turbo diesel 110 bhp
Avoid at all costs
Air-con problems started just after one year. According to the dealer, ALL Sharan's, Alhambra's, and Galaxy's suffer from a faulty air-con evaporator. Replacing it means removing the complete dashboard. Both the dealer and importer refused to fix it at their charge. Owning an Alhambra means not IF but WHEN you will have to replace the aircon evaporator! My dealer showed me over 20 broken air-con evaporators in his scrap yard.
Now after 3 years, my servo-steering unit leaks and needs to be replaced.
Many small electrical problems (a.o. engine temperature gauge).
Poor interior materials (mirror covers broke 4 times, speaker grille breaks when entering through the back doors,..).
Positive comments: spacious, low fuel consumption, good engine performance.
Very poor reliability and most components are well below standards.
The importer is not cooperative at all and refuses to compensate for the poor reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th October, 2001