I think youd gave a case. VW Audi group cars are know for it. Had it on my seat altea. Something to do with the angle of the body on the production line when the windscreen gets bonded in. For reasons I dont understand apparently on the altea at some point it gets tilted and during that stage the windscreen is bonded in. Once the bodys level this can put stress on the screen so anything temperature
Originally Posted by p111dom I think youd gave a case. VW Audi group cars are know for it. Had it on my seat altea. Something to do with the angle of the body on the production line when the windscreen gets bonded in. For reasons I dont understand apparently on the altea at sone point it gets tilted and during that stage the windscreen is bonded in. Once the bodys level this can put stress on the screen
Quote Originally Posted by dubster Was such a revelation when I had the seat - it organised the whole stick alphabetically Suddenly everything was in an order that made sense & was simple to navigate I had an new altea in 2005 when they came out and did not take to it. I paid for what was then the optional bluetooth and MP3 upgrade but found it very buggy but I suspect its improved a lot now. I was
Heres a new VW product we will never see but looks intersting seat altea Freetrack 2.0 TDI httpwww.autoexpress.co.ukcarrevi...eat_altea.html
millimetres (25.7 in) width 648 millimetres (25.5 in) height 666 millimetres (26.2 in) mass 152 kilograms (335 lb) ID codes DIN-rated motive power & torque outputs applications BPJ 125 kilowatts (170 PS 168 bhp) 4300 rpm 280 newton metres (207 ftlbf) 1800-4200 rpm &8212 Audi A6 (C6) VW Tiguan BWA 136 kilowatts (185 PS 182 bhp) 6000 rpm 270 newton metres (199 ftlbf) 1800-5000 rpm &8212 2005 seat
much cheaper so depends on your view and value you add to brand images. Gola or Nike I did not write where they were first used but to have the same platform Comparison is the same as between the Tiguan and Skoda Yeti The platform is the same the engines are the same but ............... The same platform used by Audi A3 Mk2 (8P) Audi TT Mk2 (8J)  Volkswagen Touran (1T) Volkswagen Caddy (2K) seat
- what would the result be Would the floor pan end up in the roof Thats the meat grinder Artic was referring to The way the fabricater set you up the entire unit would elongate - thats the safety Hehe. I missed read that. I know rubber mounts bushing will no longer perform anything structural and I know the body will vibrate due the the cage being welded to the frame but Im hoping the suspension seats
You can barely make it out in the pic I have linked in my previous post. I guess INDIVIDUAL is only for the full fat ADS but who knows You are right about the Special edition. When I ordered mine there was no Special edition so I had to hand pick the options and totally forgot when you mentioned it. I have fine nappa (it is very soft for audi that is). I sat maybe 5 minutes in the car and the seat
Panda 100HP Polo GTI 1.8T seat altea TDI 170 FR Celica T Sport seat Ibiza TDI 130 MX5 1.8 MINI Cooper MINI One Fiesta Zetec S VW Lupo SDI Fiat Punto 60s Fiat Cinquetento MG Metro Fiesta XR2 mk2 Citroen AX GT Fiat UNO 55S MGB GT Alfa Sud 1.5 ti Mini (original)
- even thrashing it you should still maintain best part of 50mpg. Also allow the glow plug indicator light to go off before starting. As with any car allow for proper warm up and cool down at the end of each trip. The button to the left of the CD Player (that looks like a steering wheel) lightens the steering for multi-storey car park adventures. You have a storage area hidden in the front seat
Originally Posted by toejam237 My last car(seat altea 1.9tdi) used to take a full tank of diesel once every 10 days my 59 plate bravo eco 1.6 multijet needs filling up very soon already after only 7 days (bought it last wednesday) and thats only doing 60mph everywhere mostly motorway... What kind of frequency are you guys filling up with normal driving and what should i expect in reality Also im not
Good News However not top in its class Beaten by the seat altea (2004) Equaled by the Toyota Corolla Verso (2004) & Vaxhaul Zafira (2005) All of which are older and considerably cheaper Hmm.
as well as a barchetta i also have a new seat altea great car but for the red dash lights belive it or not its very hard to see clearly
to drive more smoothly than the Jetta TDI I had been driving until it was wrecked. While the TDI has lower peak torque (177 lb-ft) it peaks at 1800 rpm like the 2.0T. However the torque buildup is much more progressive than on the Audi I drove which worked more like an on-off switch not much until 1800 rpm. This made it much easier to get smooth launches and shifts off the TDI. I also drove a seat
the TDI power delivery is more progressive than the 2.0T which seemed more like an on-off switch. The TDI starts to pull like a locomotive from 1200 rpm peaking at 1800 and staying flat until about 3000 the Passat...nothing until 1800 or so. But then oh-my-gawd stomp on it and it flies . Well compared to a TDI at least. I guess Im disappointed VW wontcant offer a TDI in 2007. I drove a rented seat
If its any consolation Vauxhalls DSG box is utter pants too. Last week I returned a 61 plate Astra 1.6 petrol hire car as I hated the auto box. It took forever to change gear and revved like hell but went nowhere when I put my foot down. Even struggled to over take a cyclist up hill as it refused to select a useful gear most embarrassing. Am now driving a manual seat altea Diesel and happy as Larry.
rust free. I am also going to get a professional buffing and 70% paint match because the rear was sprayed. I recently Line-xd the bed and I am going to do a tool box back Toneau cover and a slider for the rear window. I will also Line-X the bumpers and do a 2 lift leveling kit with sways and shocks probably Ranchos. Ofcourse I will be scouring this forum for ideas LOL I also want to do a new seat
Originally Posted by whitebravo Im tempted to change my front grille to honeycomb style but Im not really sure how to go about it. Theres a website that currently offer the honeycombe grill and fog covers but including shipping costs theyre very expensive I cant remember the website link maybe someone could help on this... Another member custom made theirs by combining the grill outline with a seat
Both grilles can be taken off easily also the fog light covers. Few photos of the job I found First took the old grille off with a Black&Decker and measured the new seat altea grille in place. Several measurements on & off fitments were in order. After the final result put them in place and used the Sikaflex glue. Yesterday I started to spray the whole package in shiny black colour. Upper is allready done and looks very good.
Save yourself some expense go to cdn tire and order a zero start tank type circulating coolant heater get the 1500 watt model and figure out where to install it. The factor block heater is pretty much useless also it does not raise the coolant temp much. I have a zero start on my vw and it is operating temp after one hour of heating HOT It cools off fast once fired up but alteast it helps start it. If the tank type heater is too complicated to install you can always by a rad hose heater install it down low near the engine block and flow direction does not matter. These heaters run 100 tax in are pretty straight forward to install one thing you will need is a coolant flow diagram so it is facing the right way. I am planning on installing one next summer as I am not happy with the factory part. Sure it starts easier but it is not very warm. I am also looking at Webasto or Espar diesel fired heaters as my vehicle sits outside at the ski hill etc and I am picky about it. I am not going to buy one new but would spend a couple hundred on a used one I found a cabin heater to play with so far and plan to heat the engine bay with the exhaust pipe again next summer it will go in. Heat on cold days is nice and drying wet clothesequipement while on the road is even nicer Hopefully yours has heated seats (all cdn models have them optional in USA).
a new car I wouldnt have selected AC. But I found a used Pop with AC at a good price. And even though it hasnt been that hot this summer Ive used my AC a lot I dont think that standard cooling system can cool down the car enough and you have to have your windows down which gives a lot of noise. So my advice is go for the AC. I dont have Blue&Me and wouldnt have selected it. I had Bluetooth in my seat
i know u dont want french but if u have to leave us lot then dare i say it the 406 HDI is reportedly a bloody good motor... infact anything that would fall into the catagory of taxi fodder would be a pretty safe bet. If your into MPVs seats altea XL would probably be a reliable ol dog as its mostly if not all VW. (and you know VWs are Taxi fodder until the cows come home.) if you want sommin a little more luxurious for you and the mrs then the 35730d tourers are always an option
Audi A3 against 3er E90 The competitor of the A3 is the 1 series. The A3 is based on the VW Golf V and shares a lot of parts with other cars from the VW group like seat altea or Skoda Octavia.
Quote Originally Posted by nudel Audi A3 against 3er E90 The competitor of the A3 is the 1 series. The A3 is based on the VW Golf V and shares a lot of parts with other cars from the VW group like seat altea or Skoda Octavia. there is no 1 series in the states. so we compare the 325i to it. not a big stretch.
You will need the inverter which goes between the seats on an Access cab the wiring front the inverter to the rear plug. If memory serves me correctly there is already the wiring under the center console to power the inverter. alteast it was on my 09. I am in the process of doing this mod too
Quote Originally Posted by CalgaryRider You will need the inverter which goes between the seats on an Access cab the wiring front the inverter to the rear plug. If memory serves me correctly there is already the wiring under the center console to power the inverter. alteast it was on my 09. I am in the process of doing this mod too Its more than the inverter harness and plug. You also need the button
Well Ive tried both cleaning renewing on my seat altea diesel I had before but that system threw codes if you blanked it completely so that went back to a stock configuration in the end. Im going to try this and if it does save fuel or have some tangible advantage then Ill keep it that way if not it will go back to stock. Im happy to report back what I find. I see no point in modding just for the sake of it only if it gives an improvement.
Sorry for the confusion I meant the standard Fiat luggage rack. I believe a clip on rack would work too but I only tried that once in addition to the luggage rack. Its one that fitted on my seat altea too. You know the type with the plastic clips which slip between the hatch and the body. Cheers Matt.
easy retrofit--the one thing Im wondering about is the VIN plate. Maybe Canadian market cars come with the same VIN plates and are built to the same emissions standards as the US cars (this would make sense in a way--maybe you Canadians can shed some light on this). Our standards are quite the same except a few minor differences I dont know really but Daytime running lights (Which the car has) seat
True but to be at least halfway safe in car of the Passats weight 150 hp probably is the best compromise for N. America especially since a wagon can be called upon to haul a load. Our TDI has 134 hp (but rather more torque than the 2.0T) and has never felt unsafe in merging or reasonable passing situations. And it can reach about 200 kmh. But it also has gone as high as 1212.1 km on a single tank and can get about 44 mpg on the highway when driven conservatively. Come to think of it if you regularly pull a trailer 280 hp probably isnt overkill (Id be hesitant to tow with a turbocharger...). But with no trailer even 200 hp is overkill. Incidentally the base engine in the Passat wagon in Europe is a 1.6 L 102 hp four. It only comes with a 5-speed (no doubt it would have a hard time pulling a tall 6th...). I doubt many people buy it that way you may as well get the 105 hp TDI instead and get outstanding fuel economy. Still it is available. Also available are a 115 hp 1.6 L FSI and a 2.0 L 150 hp FSI. It would be nice if the 170 hp 1.4L TSI would be offered that would mimic the power of the old 1.8T but with fuel economy approaching a TDIs. The 2.0T and 3.2 L V6 are also available but probably not popular when you figure about 50% of Passats sold there are diesels. When all is said and done though the best engine available for a Passat is IMHO a 140 hp TDI (remember 236 lb-ft). If that was available thats what I would have bought. Id have even considered a 105 hp TDI. And Europe drives rather faster than 100 kmh...yet they seem to get by on much smaller engines. My view is that any trained monkey can make 280 hp go fast but to go fast on a windy mountain road with less than 150 hp in a 3500 lb car is doable but takes real skill with a gearbox. And is loads of fun. I had a blast last summer with a 140 hp seat altea TDI with six-speed manual in the UK. Mind you it had boatloads of torque.
Over my first 80 miles or so in my 1.2 lounge the trip computer shows around 36mpg which isnt too bad if the trip is anywhere near right. My Multipla a few years back was pessimistic and my seat altea is optimistic both by about 5mpg. How do others find the computer accuracy compared with real world brim to brim calculations
No...me and missus shared the t-jet and then after we sold that she got a seat altea fr tdi (absolute animal) and I got the m-jet about 9 months after we got rid of the t-jet...would have had another one but they were a little above my budget
When I pick mine up I shall be gutted if it has Bridgestones fitted. I had them on my seat altea and they are the noisiest tyre Ive ever had. Grip was fine though.
Yeah Im v lazy where my power washer is concerned ...its buried in the shed and the hose takes ages to straighten out and it gets mud all over my lovely clean concrete driveway...Both my car and wifes seat altea XLs brakes are grinding like mad since the snow...presumably grit and sand under the pads...cant be good
Cheers buddy I wasnt having a pop or anything I am off to look at a new car for the wife today wonder what boring estate I can think up seat altea XL looks nice or a new Mondeo but the BMW 5 series looks a bit out of reach
However as I stated in an earlier post Not top in its class and not rated as good value for money by most motoring journalists. Regarding NCAP results Beaten by the seat altea (2004) Equaled by the Toyota Corolla Verso (2004) & Vaxhaul Zafira (2005) All of which are older models and considerably cheaper .
Quote Originally Posted by kdbcom However as I stated in an earlier post Not top in its class and not rated as good value for money by most motoring journalists. Regarding NCAP results Beaten by the seat altea (2004) Equaled by the Toyota Corolla Verso (2004) & Vaxhaul Zafira (2005) All of which are older models and considerably cheaper . Hmmm interesting points. I guess we have to wait and see some real life interactions
if you dont want 3.55 rear end have them do a dealer search and find the exact truck you want. if your going to spend the money on a new truck get exactly what you want. so your wanting the middle jump seat instead of the big shifter why not just the middle console w out the shifter the console is actually bigger than the one with the shifter and have a little storage place on the front (alteast the 04-08s do) havent taken the time to look at an 09 in detail yet.
two mistakes recently one makes me smilethe other doesnt. First I traded my altea Fr tdi in for an audi S4 avant (this makes me smile) Second I agreed to sell my last project to my mate when he gets his own car shifted cordoba tdi. (this makes me frown) So now If I start work on the panda straight away and the cordy goes Il have to take the s4 to work every day. As much as Id enjoy the heated seats
Had a brand new seat altea with 1.6TDi engine for 2 weeks last month initially felt more powerful than our 89hp 1.4 Pro but actually it was about the same. All the power was delivered between 1500 & 2200 RPM thus it ran outta steam almost instantly and outside that very small range it was utter pants. Ok so it managed 48mpg over the 2 weeks on my country lane commute which isnt bad but way off the quoted 56mpg urban consumption.
Quote Originally Posted by dubster Had a brand new seat altea with 1.6TDi engine for 2 weeks last month initially felt more powerful than our 89hp 1.4 Pro but actually it was about the same. All the power was delivered between 1500 & 2200 RPM thus it ran outta steam almost instantly and outside that very small range it was utter pants. Ok so it managed 48mpg over the 2 weeks on my country lane commute
Quote Originally Posted by seven7 Its certainly is not decent its a slug. Both myself and Dubster have driven it and agree. Then again I would not get the seat anyway as I think they have gone off the boil compared to a few years ago. The Mark II ToledoOriginal Leon was a great car but the latest models have gone a bit style over substance to me. (we had a 1.9 altea in the family of a while after a
160 to 170 on the auto bahn. Ive also heard of a guy who drove at 200 each day to work. Mines 10 this year and I havent made any suspension mods or renewed any suspension parts yet. I have had the tracking and balancing done (Ive now had new wheels so the balancing isnt an issue). Id say its 100 times more stable than an old Citroen ZX I had and as stable (but not as quiet) as my wifes year old seat