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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2001/Y)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Wonderful drive on B roads as well as motorway. Very smooth round the bends.
5

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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

5 out of 5

1.8 Turbo engine, sports suspension, 6 disc changer, 6 speed box, climate control, electric & heated mirrors the list is endless and I only paid £8k for my 2001 model back in Feb 05 and it only had 24k on the clock - an absolute bargain.

Costs

4 out of 5

Does like to drink the petrol, but then any 180bhp turbo'd car would be the same. I average about 280 miles to a tank full, but then again, I don't exactly drive conservatively.

Driving

5 out of 5

Wonderful drive on B roads as well as motorway. Very smooth round the bends.

Performance

5 out of 5

Astonishing for only 180bhp. Seen off many higher output cars such as high end BMW's, Mercs. Also seen off Civic Type-R's, Focus RS' and Cooper S' with ease! I will be getting a Jabbasport re-map which will easily push me over Cupra R performance!

Reliability

5 out of 5

It starts every day on the button. Never broken down or had any problems at all. Based on the Golf & A3 so reliability will be as good.

Image

4 out of 5

Personally don't think the multi-spoke 16's suit it and I will be replacing with the 18"" 5 twin-spoke's from the Cupra R. Too much black plastic on the exterioir as well, but this affects most cars these days. Nothing the Cupra R body kit won't sort out!

Comfort

5 out of 5

Sports seats make for a lovely comfortable ride. Climate keeps things nice and comfortable as well. Plenty of space up front as well and enough head room.

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Security

5 out of 5

Thatcham Cat 1 alarm with the alarm. Not had any security problems so un-faulted!

Service

5 out of 5

Needed a new wing mirror due to someone smashing my to piece's and it was all done within a few days, very impressed and very polite. Use the WJ King SEAT garage in Sidcup!

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
None

Gearbox
None

Other
None

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