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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2003/03)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Refined and solid at (high) speed but still capable of raising a smile on b-roads. Not a focused hot hatch like some others, but I reckon that makes it all the more versatile. Docile or manic - the choice is yours.
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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Everything you could want comes as standard. Cracking pace and individual style for so little money. Golfs...who needs 'em?

Costs

4 out of 5

MPG depends on driving style, but is acceptable considering the performance you get. Insurance under £300 for me and missus (yes really).

Driving

5 out of 5

Refined and solid at (high) speed but still capable of raising a smile on b-roads. Not a focused hot hatch like some others, but I reckon that makes it all the more versatile. Docile or manic - the choice is yours.

Performance

5 out of 5

1st is a bit weedy but acceleration in every other gear is relentless. Sometimes feel a bit sorry for those smug looking BMW drivers when they have the smirk wiped off their faces. On second thoughts, no I don't.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Had it from new (June '03) and nothing's gone wrong so far. Touch wood.

Image

5 out of 5

Badge snobs sneer, but who cares? Some like to be seen in a performance car, others prefer to drive one...

Comfort

5 out of 5

Never sat in the back so couldn't comment, but can't complain about the front seats. Long motorway hauls are a breeze and the creature comforts on board make (almost) every journey a pleasure.

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Security

4 out of 5

Still got it. Security should be Thatcham approved for a car of this type.

Service

2 out of 5

Local dealer moved premises without letting me know! Twice!

Problems

Bodywork
Small abrasion on rear bumper.

Engine
None

Gearbox
None

Other
None

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes