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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2002/02)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Handles really well, when your in the mood, when you not the road noise gets a little intrusive
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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value, interior trim items are getting tatty though its 3 yrs old. But all in all 180bhp, leather, sat nav for under £18k cant be bad

Costs

2 out of 5

Averages 18-25mpg, rarely exceeds 32 even with the lightest or pedalwork

Driving

4 out of 5

Handles really well, when your in the mood, when you not the road noise gets a little intrusive

Performance

4 out of 5

Good, turbo lag seems to be getting worst after 40k

Reliability

3 out of 5

Had some issues, most anoying was having 5 screens crack in 18 months, seems to be ok now though. Coils failed, turbo started blowing.

Image

2 out of 5

About as sexy as Manuel. Your not buying it for image your buying it for value and performance

Comfort

2 out of 5

Leather seats look good, but are really difficult to get in a comfortable position. Room in the back is poor, but I guess ok considering it is a small hatch

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Security

3 out of 5

Never had reason to test this aspect

Service

3 out of 5

Ok, service department seems to be staffed by dimwits but work was ok. Got a little annoying after they felt my car was fine despite 5 windscreens cracking in 18 months

Problems

Bodywork
Paint prone to chipping followed by rust

Engine
Coils failed, turbo started blowing

Gearbox
Fine

Other
5 windscreens cracked in 18 months

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