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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

Having four doors and a pretty big boot
5

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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure really, Buying a SEAT is like joining a secret club that no-one knows about until they buy one. There is a certain forum on the internet 'seat cupra . net' That has lots of information about these vehicles that I found very helpful

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone that has been in the car says that its a nice environment to be in and pretty comfortable. Then I floor the accelerator and the response is generally 'wow this thing can shift'!

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would definately consider a newer version of the Cupra next as the Sport was discontinued even though its basically a Cupra with a different name, but next I will definately be going for the Cupra R

What are you likely to buy next?
As mentioned a SEAT Cupra R

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,200

When did you buy the car?
April 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Managed to knock £500 off the forecourt price and it had just 44k on the clock with a full SEAT history.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted a car that was practicable, understated and when needed a bit of umph

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful, no complaints at all

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very nice indeed, its very assured although flooring the accelerator in the wet can lead to slight traction problems. Handling is great for a front wheel drive car and it gives the driver a lot of confidence but will let you know its limits if you push too much

What's it like to park?
Visibility is fine so no problems at all

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing at all. It is still only early days but with the VW/Audi background I am not expecting too many problems

What's most practical about your car?
Having four doors and a pretty big boot

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The climate control is great, although the electric folding mirrors is a really cool toy!

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