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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

Is a performance car, but still has the practicality of being a five door hatchback. Is good on a long run.
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Review submitted by
Sam Ford on

SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Gets a lot of approval from friends after coming from a Toyota Corolla Diesel. Some think that it's totally impractical, but I disagree with them because it's not cost me an arm and a leg to run so far. Ok, it's not a diesel, but it's a lot more exciting.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Don't know. Too early days yet.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not sure.

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?
£6,900

When did you buy the car?
December 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted something a little more exciting.

What was the dealer like?
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Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Copes with all types of driving very well. Even with the standard 180bhp is very quick, but being re-mapped to 212bhp makes things better still. Just goes in every gear including sixth. Mid-range is very impressive and on the motorways you can soon reach highly illegal speeds. Handling is very good and there's plenty of grip from non-standard 18 inch tyres. Firm ride though and tyre noise can sometimes be a pain.

What's it like to park?
Not bad. Turning circle isn't great and rear pillars hamper vision slightly.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Been 100% reliable so far.

What's most practical about your car?
Is a performance car, but still has the practicality of being a five door hatchback. Is good on a long run.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Standard six speed gearbox is very handy and makes for a more relaxing cruiser and helping fuel economy.

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