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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Sport 5d (2000/X)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Sport 5d (2000/X) - Owner Review

Smooth, free-revving engine, comfy for 4 - a bit snug for 5, very well appointed
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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

5 out of 5

A heck of a lot of car for the money

Costs

4 out of 5

Only had car 2 months: Insurance hefty and unable to better 33mpg (...but that's not really the point of this car!!)

Driving

5 out of 5

Smooth, free-revving engine, comfy for 4 - a bit snug for 5, very well appointed

Performance

5 out of 5

Awesome: In-gear acceleration means constant grin.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Built to VW standards, so shouldn't be a concern. No probes in first 2 months ownership, anyhow

Image

3 out of 5

Understated and unassuming before SEAT went a bit racier from 2002 onwards. Still an unsung hero in my book

Comfort

3 out of 5

Plenty of seat/steering adjustment, and still I'm struggling to find ideal driving position. Lack of adjustable lumbar support seems a curious omission when you consider rest of spec?!!

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Insurance group: 31

Security

4 out of 5

Dealer insisted that standard alarm/immobiliser were Thatcham approved? (Then why did previous owner fit additional immobiliser??)

Service

3 out of 5

Too soon to comment. I'll come back when the car gets it's 1st service under my ownership

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
Bit notchy, but I quite like that (..reminds me of an Audi 80 Sport I had a few years ago)

Other
Slight smell of damp when climate control initially started

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes