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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.6 16V S 5d (2001/51)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.6 16V S 5d (2001/51) - Owner Review

Rear visability (parking) very poor. Otherwise very good.
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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

3 out of 5

It is not as good as it was 3 years ago.

Costs

3 out of 5

So far acceptable.

Driving

3 out of 5

Rear visability (parking) very poor. Otherwise very good.

Performance

4 out of 5

Felt great at 150kph down Autobahn! This is a strong point.

Reliability

1 out of 5

The engine is brilliant. Internally there are real weaknesses. First car replaced by manufacturer after 6 months because rainwater filling door panels. ABS, Radio and front passenger window problems with second car.

Image

2 out of 5

Not exactly an eye-opener.

Comfort

2 out of 5

It's pretty basic. It could be better.

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Insurance group: 12

Security

3 out of 5

Seems acceptable.

Service

1 out of 5

Dealership were awful. It took threat of BBC Watchdog team to get Seat to act over rainwater problem. Every 'little' problem takes a full working day to resolve and no curtesy car. ABS took a week to sort out!

Problems

Bodywork
Ok - fault on metalic paintwork on first car which was sorted under warranty.

Engine
Excellent.

Gearbox
Excellent.

Other
ABS failed - took Seat a week to sort out. First Leon was replaced by Seat because rainwater was getting into the car down door seals. It was nightmare to get sorted. The Arosa we own is fantastic. The two Leons poor.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes