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Discussion in 'Tarraco' started by Tony Tonic, Mar 7, 2019.
Or done a test drive?
Thoughts, opinions etc welcome!
Here you may find a review by auto express magazine.
I have read every single review just curious from owners perspective.
It's already ordered anyway arriving some time in MAy.
Not much left another 2 months more or less ....
hopefully it will be what you are expecting ... from the reviews it seems as a very nice drive
I've just received a 2ltr 190 Petrol 4drive Xcellence First Edition Plus for a weeks demo. If anyone has questions I'll try to help.
hi thank for the offer.
Some general impressions for now would be great, positives, negatives etc. A couple of pics perhaps?
I'll sort some photos over the next few days.. Overriding first impression is that it's a hard ride on 20" wheels. Only did around 40 or so miles between M4 and A roads, and you feel every bump ;it felt a bit twitchy on A roads with plenty of bumps. Cannot understand why Seat have not made the adaptive suspension an option in the UK. It has electric seats fitted, so once I've sorted a comfy position maybe the ride will seem a little less harsh?
That’s interesting. Im Getting the 19 inch rims but my Test drive was on the 20 and i didn’t particularly feel any bumpy riđe but that was through London and a bit of M4. Maybe im used to it as my Current car isn’t particularly Soft Nor harsh.
Have the transport blocks been removed from the suspension?
I have no idea, I'm not the first to drive the car. As for the ride, I'm currently driving an A6 which soaks up the bumps.
Have you checked the tyre pressures just in case they are well up. My Ateca I keep on the three people in the car logo not the soft setting with the i on it. You get three options on the logo. Some people opt for the soft setting.
Seats give you a firm ride like Fiats but you probably know that.
I'll check that one in the morning. The Seats are firm, but getting use to them. DAB radio crashed today, nothing, nada..no volume, screen wouldn't work. Switched off for around 3 hours and tried again and it worked. Not a warm feeling on a £38k car
The standard navigation unit in some models is known for it's unreliability (Ateca). You can reboot by holding onto the on / off button till the speakers pop.... saying that in the standard unit of an Arona they didn't pop but it took 5 seconds or so, may be longer. That's the trick when it freezes up.
Arona has been OK, my Plus is OK never mis behaved in 2+ years, but you do read alot of posts elsewhere on the Ateca standard unit freezing up and stories of firmware updates promised by dealers but still waiting. Alot of posts in the past of people saying the Plus unit isn't money well spent... yes well .
One of the reasons I didn't want the Tarraco when I found it didnt have the Plus unit available. Arona standard isnt the bees knees of the standard unit not having wifi, so I suspect the Tarraco unit is more like the Ateca standard unit if resent. You'll get a reboot by holding the on / off in for a bit.
How is it now all ok? any further impressions? thanks!
The car went back a week ago today; it's not for me. No real issues save for the price, simply too close to the X3 etc.
I disagree with that to be honest, the basic x3 is well over 40k once you add all the specs the Tarraco has as standard.
BMW is a premium brand and they charge big bucks
My factory ordered car has finally reached the dealership and is ready for delivery. Was supposed to receive it today but unfortunately the car is still awaiting type certification by the road administration (I guess because it is the first 2.0TSI in the country) and cannot be registered yet. Frustrating but at least I could see it and take a few photos:
Lovely , is that dark camouflage?
Nope, Indium Gray