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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.9 TDi SE (110ps) 5d (2000/W)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.9 TDi SE (110ps) 5d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Good when new but watch the suspension with age. Like the Golf MK4 it gets soggy and needs uprating.
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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Value

5 out of 5

An Audi A3 in better clothes!

Costs

3 out of 5

Dealer servicing prices vary, shop around for the best deal.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good when new but watch the suspension with age. Like the Golf MK4 it gets soggy and needs uprating.

Performance

3 out of 5

Although the TDi 110 is good for some reason Skoda Octavia 110s seem nippier/less sluggish.

Reliability

1 out of 5

Major failure of Cambelt tensioner (allegedly replaced 20,000 miles ago) suggests all is not well somewhere in SEAT.

Image

4 out of 5

Bit like a MK4 Golf on steriods, styling blend of sporty/pudgy.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Sports seats don't suit all tastes or really tall drivers. Poor front seat space for tall drivers.

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Insurance group: 14

Security

1 out of 5

Suffers the same security glitch as Golf MK4 (very easy to break into!).

Service

1 out of 5

SEAT UK do not answer e-mails via their website. Dealerships are variable with more poor ones than good!

Problems

Bodywork
Alloy wheels are corroding/pitting, despite being washed weekly.

Engine
Major failure:cambelt tensioner. Oil leaks at oil cooler. Black smoke on acceleration (even gentle).

Gearbox
At 62,000 miles now quite a sloppy change.

Other
Switch problems (breaking off!), door seals leak, headlights poor, indicator relay failed.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No