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Ordering an Ateca

Discussion in 'Ateca' started by daver555, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. daver555

    daver555 Member

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    Hi all, new member here hoping for some advice from those in the know. Apologies in advance if any of my questions have done the rounds before.

    Quick intro for starters. Names Dave, love cars and bikes. Current daily is a 2013 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI Econetic and a couple of motorbikes in the garage. Been looking at a new car for the last few months as I paid off the Focus back in March. Always had hatchbacks (a few hot ones) but need something with a bit more room and practicality (work in construction so increased ground clearance is a must).

    From talking to a couple of dealerships I am aware of the factory shut down in August and the soon to be released MY2019 details. It is apparent that placing an order at present is nigh-on impossible until the MY2019 info is released. I have been told that I should be able to place an order in the next week or so and that lead-ins are currently 12-16 weeks. Looking at an FR but not overly keen on the color coding. Excellence is a good spec but don;t want full leather and prefer the interior specs of the FR. So, lets cut to the chase with the questions.

    1. Looking at a Rhodium Grey 2ltr TDI 190 FR DSG with 36/2 wheels, Alcantara Sports seats, heated windscreen and winter pack. Those are basically the essential add-ons I'm looking at but not sure if this combo is possible? Current brochure shows the heated screen only available on the Excellence, not sure on the wheels.

    2. Could I get an Excellence or Excellence Lux with the above spec (definitely don't want the full leather)?

    3. Second color choice is Bila White, is this a non-metallic / non-pearl gloss white? Can you have this color on an FR as the current brochure says no!?!

    Sorry for waffling-on but hopefully someone on here can clarify? Cheers, Dave.
     
  2. Scrogg

    Scrogg Living life only a short bus ride from the edge...

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    MY19 2.0 TDI 190 DSG-auto isn't available to order until November, so you have plenty of time to make a decision..!

    Both FR and XCELLENCE now come with Alcantara as standard. Only the XCELLENCE has the heated windscreen, and neither have the winter pack as that is only available with full leather.

    (The MY19 & Easy Offer thread has pretty-much all the information you need on the new specifications)

    Bila White is not available on FR, but Nevada White is.
     
  3. daver555

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    Thanks for the prompt response Scrogg. I will check out the link.
     
  4. daver555

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    Scrogg, looked last night through all the info you've kindly provided us all via your other thread. Makes for interesting reading! Am I correct in thinking that to get a heated screen and the Alcantara trim, I need to be looking at the Excellence, not the FR? Ideally my personal spec would be as follows but don't know if this is possible?

    Base Model: Excellence 2ltr TDI 190 DSG, Rhodium Grey
    Options: 19" 36/2 or 36/1 wheels, winter pack, electric tailgate, panoramic sunroof, spare wheel
     
  5. Scrogg

    Scrogg Living life only a short bus ride from the edge...

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    Yes

    It's not

    • 19" alloy wheels are only available on FR Sport or XCELLENCE Lux (you don't get to choose the style - never have with SEAT)
    • Winter pack is only available on FR Sport or XCELLENCE Lux
    • Electric tailgate is only available on XCELLENCE Lux
    • Panoramic sunroof and space saver spare wheel are an option on all models
     
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  6. daver555

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    Ninja-like response time there Scrogg :coolthumb Shame on the wheels! Looking like the Excellence Lux is the way forward and will have to live with the full leather! Thanks for all your help so far, much appreciated.
     
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    Mind you if you wait till November you could consider the Tarraco which will hopefully have the front passenger leg room I sadly miss with the Ateca against my old Altea. It won't be in FR thou. Leather seats are fine in winter if not a veggie but sticky in the summer if parked up in the sun. I found they took a long time to give way into the bucket, about six month before you sunk into them than rolled around on top.
     
  8. daver555

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    Tell, the Tarraco is a bit too big for our needs, bit like the Ford Edge, Audi Q5 et al. SWMBO was happy with the space she had. She also has a bad back and finds getting in and out of a regular hatchback/saloon/coupe very difficult and painful whereas an Ateca/Tiguan/Q3-sized SUV is much easier with little to no pain.
     
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    Reckon it will be a foot longer than the Ateca based on the Kodiaq. I can cope with that to get the front passenger legroom if they don't put it somewhere else. The Allspace and the Kodiaq give you room to get your legs out as a passenger.

    I get terrible backache at times which is why I go for the high seating position and bucket seats. It depends what you are use to, but as a front passenger in the Ateca on a right hand drive the left foot has knowhere to go if you have the seats jacked up and long legs (that DSG post to rest your foot on the left side isn't fitted so it twists down). My only complaint about the Ateca. Fine when you are driving it, but on long journeys switching the driver or after hiking you want to relax your legs out. You can't. 6' 1". I know taller people say it's fine probably due to having their legs cramped all the time.

    The Ateca and its sister cars suffers in this way by the way the crash safety cage configuration hogs the space where you want to put your feet and the design of giving rear passengers ample legroom. I concluded it was designed into the model range, it wasnt a mistake. Arona, Ateca, Tarraco.... latter for legroom. The rest compromise. My plan to pass the Ateca onto the partner for local runs and the Terraco for longer runs. We'll see.

    I'd sit the swmbo in the Ateca and Kodiaq as a Tarrraco taster on the passenger side so you dont get an earful subsequently. :).
     
  10. daver555

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    Hi Scrogg, just wondering if you've heard anything regarding updating the configurator and when orders can be placed for the 2ltr TDI 190? I'm waiting on an update from Citygate any day now!
     
  11. Scrogg

    Scrogg Living life only a short bus ride from the edge...

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    Ordering is currently scheduled to open on 18th December, so expect the configurator to be updated shortly before that.
     
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    Tarrraco?. Ateca's round here seem to be shifting like hot cakes. Haven't seen so many on the road. The cherry red FR was one. Going to stay colour coordinated thou.
     
  13. daver555

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    Crikey, what's the reason for closing the books? Is it because of the WLTP fiasco?
     

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