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The Top Gear car review:Seat Altea/Altea XL
For:Good-looking, practical, decent engines
Against:Ride not great, plus it's getting on a bit now...
What is it?
Result of putting a Leon on the rack and making it taller. Stretch it lengthways too and you get the Altea XL. Make it chunkier and you get the now-departed Freetrack 4. Keep up. It’s a Golf SV rival which is OK, but we’re not really sure why you would buy one. Decent boot, decent engines, but just get a normal hatch, OK? And it’s starting to feel its considerable years now, too.