1997 Seat Alhambra TDi 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Very flexible family car with ample room for a grown up family
Poor design of 'special' wheel nut socket was not robust enough to free a ceased 'lockable' nut on alloy wheels.
I've also had a recent water leak problem. Thought it was the drains from the windscreen getting blocked, allowing a build-up of water getting behind the dashboard and into the foot wells. This can get under the passenger seat to the well where the control box for the electric windows sits - expensive to replace. Beware! It is a common problem, as the dealer knows to remove the rubber flaps in the drain channels at the top of the wheel arch to prevent leaves blocking them. However, even having done this water still seems to be getting behind the dashboard bulkhead which then drips into the foot wells when going around corners!
Other than the above, this has been a very reliable, cheap to run, car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2003