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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2003/03)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.8 20V T Cupra 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

The best of both worlds. 180bhp performance on tap coupled with an indicated 43mpg in 6th if kept largely off boost on a run.
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Review submitted by
Rich Hunte on

SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't really care what it says about me. I like it and that's enough.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most people like it. Those that travel in it are sometimes surprised by the speed.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes I would. Fast & frugal, a car for all occasions.

What are you likely to buy next?
Possibly the next Leon.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,000

When did you buy the car?
March 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes I got a good deal as the price had just been reduced. No chance of haggling though as the phone was ringing off the hook when I viewed it.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I'd wanted one for a while as it's respectably quick and quite a looker as far as 5 door family hatchbacks go.

What was the dealer like?
Despite initial concerns the dealer turned out to be true to his word & quite decent really.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great to drive. Fast but frugal when on a run. Ride's a bit harsh though.

What's it like to park?
Easy to park.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Oil Suction pipe blocked (known fault on these engines) Clutch failed (normal wear & tear).

What's most practical about your car?
The best of both worlds. 180bhp performance on tap coupled with an indicated 43mpg in 6th if kept largely off boost on a run.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The engine. It rarely feels turbocharged, yet has that "turbo torque" that makes it feel like a much bigger engine.

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