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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.9 TDi SE (110ps) 5d (2002/02)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.9 TDi SE (110ps) 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Power is fantastic once engine has warmed up. And the boot space is handy on the odd occasion I become holiday transport with friends.
5

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Review submitted by
Matt Wheeldon on

SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Friends have said that it's sensible with a sporty streak.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
All of them really like it, some are even jealous of the power/quality.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would buy this model again, probably skip Mk2 as not so sure on the looks, or go for Mk3 if could be afforded.

What are you likely to buy next?
I am aiming for an Audi A3 when funds allow it.

Buying experience

5 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?
£2,200

When did you buy the car?
April 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
I paid an average price for the car compared to others on sale, but it was in excellent condition so felt it was a good deal.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I intially wanted to buy a VW Golf, but the Seat offered more equipment with a similar engine for less and cheaper insurance. Seemed a no-brainer. Plus I think the front looks great!

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The car is glued to the road around the twisty country lanes. On the motorway it is smooth and comfortable. Can easily overtake other vehicles and takes all hills in its stride.

What's it like to park?
Only issue is that the rear window is high up, but is pretty easy to park overall.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only just had the wheel bearings replaced, but at 100,000+ I expected a bit of a pay-out at some point. Interior still solid, no squeaks at all!

What's most practical about your car?
Power is fantastic once engine has warmed up. And the boot space is handy on the odd occasion I become holiday transport with friends.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Pop-out cup holder is a favourite of my friends. I really like the CD Changer, but coming from a Peugeot with a tape it is bound to be amazing! Red glow from dashboard lights is great at night and not harsh to stare at.

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