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

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

Ok to drive but can feel a bit lifeless. Nice sporty ride and good handling, but lifeless steering and lifeless brakes.
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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Pretty good value for what you get.

Costs

3 out of 5

Ok fuel costs and insurance.

Driving

3 out of 5

Ok to drive but can feel a bit lifeless. Nice sporty ride and good handling, but lifeless steering and lifeless brakes.

Performance

4 out of 5

Goes pretty quickly but needs to be revved and gets a bit noisy at high revs.

Reliability

2 out of 5

A lot of niggling faults, leaking doors, ignition coil doesn't function, rattly at 2000rpm, dealer broke windscreen wipers, CD player is temperamental and the car has failed to start a few times.

Image

4 out of 5

Good looking, Sporty and pretty rare.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Pretty comfortable but rear space is small and ride is harder then most.

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Insurance group: 12

Security

4 out of 5

Hasn't been broken into and has good security devices.

Service

2 out of 5

Dealer is pleasant but aren't exactly speedy and tend not to solve problems first time but always provide courtesy car.

Problems

Bodywork
Numerous leaks on doors have caused 7 trips to dealership.

Engine
Pretty unreliable. Ignition coils have gone twice causing the car to be temperemental when wanting to start it and flatspots in performance, started spluttering on a junction and dropped to 200rpm with total loss of power.

Gearbox
Notchy. Can make changing gears smoothly a problem.

Other
Dealer broke windscreen wipers and the CD player is temperamental, it cuts out all the time.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes