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Living with the Tarraco for a week on UK roads

Syphon

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We had early access to a brand new Tarraco with delivery mileage on the clock.

The car was the Tarraco Xcellence First Edition Plus, 2.0 TSI Xcellence 4Drive with 190 PS in Oryx White.

You can read our original review from Spain here.

I had a good chance to put the car through its paces including a 6 hour round trip on the motorway as well as the normal commute, shopping and letting 6 members of my team see what it's like to have 7 adults in the car. There was a bit of squirming in the very back seats as we let the tallest team member sit there. :)

The striking thing for me was how much bigger and higher up the car felt than the Ateca. It felt like it was getting to van height, but didn't look it from the outside.

You wouldn't want large adults in the back two seats for any length of time but for a family who might take extra kids on trips with them or a big family with younger kids who could sit in the back row it would be fine.

Interior quality was great as was the drive. The engine was nice and pokey and on the long distance motorway run with all the technology my foot didn't touch a pedal for a good 1.5 hours straight!

I thought the car was handsome to look at and whilst I originally wasn't a fan of the front when I first saw pictures it has grown on me now.

Pictures below - any questions just ask.
 
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Tony Tonic

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Hi thanks for the review, does it feel like a refined car? How is the wind noise, engine noise, tyre noise at higher speeds? Thanks in advance,
 

Syphon

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Feb 28, 2002
7,019
859
North Somerset
www.seatcupra.net
Hi thanks for the review, does it feel like a refined car? How is the wind noise, engine noise, tyre noise at higher speeds? Thanks in advance,
Hi Tony,

It feels very comfortable, especially on the long motorway drive. Nice high up seating position. I didn't notice any wind noise or other noises at high speed above what you'd expect.

You looking to buy one?

Cheers,

Scott
 

Tony Tonic

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Hi Tony,

It feels very comfortable, especially on the long motorway drive. Nice high up seating position. I didn't notice any wind noise or other noises at high speed above what you'd expect.

You looking to buy one?

Cheers,

Scott
Ive got one coming, in about 3/4 weeks from factory. Watched all the reviews and had a long test drive but not particularly at high speeds maybe 10 minutes on the motorway at 60
 

cupra300uk

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MPG looks pretty bad haha! My mum is actually looking to replace her 2010 RAV4 but she always asks me to find a large SUV with a low boot so that our dog can easily jump in the boot but most of my suggestions seem to be too high for the dog, how do you reckon this would fare? Also does this only come in a 7 seater in the UK?


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cupra300uk

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As far as I'm aware only 7 seater - the seats fold though. I'd imagine a dog could get in ok (depending on size of dog of course!)
Thanks will tell her to go and have a test drive of one then!


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