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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.9 TDi FR (150ps) 5d (2004/54)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.9 TDi FR (150ps) 5d (2004/54) - Owner Review

I would have to say the performance becasue this can cover an array of things - but in the main, the acceleration and the fuel consumption - I drive the car fairly hard, but i'm still achieving about 48mpg.
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Review submitted by
Nathan Mclean on

SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I see the car as a statement - classy, a performer & sporty.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My friends like it - I think they are jealous really! My family all like it - even the wife - but she isn't getting her mits on it! The neighbours - they just wonder how I afford the car!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Most definately! It just amazing. It can beat most things from the lights, it turns heads and just has plenty of guts and wants to keep on going.

What are you likely to buy next?
I would stick to a vehicle manufactured by VAG (Volkswagen Audi Group) - therefore a VW, Audi or Seat. Would probably go for a 170bhp diesel next time though.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£12,200

When did you buy the car?
October 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
I was very happy with the deal - I went from a 1.2 Vauxhall Corsa to this car. It is a little more expensive, but I am getting a lot more car for my money.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
The vehicle looks amazing, has excellent performance, is very economical and has plenty of gadgets.

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly, helpful and non-pushy.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Its like a dream in all conditions. On the motorway it will pick up in every gear when you need that bit of power, and put in in 6th gear, and it will just eat the tarmac and give about 60mpg on a nice and steady cruise. In town, it is nice to drive because of the comfort factor. The climate control also helps the driver to find the ideal interior temperature to help the journey feel more comfortable.

What's it like to park?
The only bad point I can find is when reversing - mainly due to the rear corner pillars, and the high and narrow rear window.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not yet. I personally know three people who either have, or have owned Seat Leon in various guises. Two of the three have experienced little niggles, but the other one adores his - all petrol versions. The diesel version are allegedly "bomb-proof".

What's most practical about your car?
I would have to say the performance becasue this can cover an array of things - but in the main, the acceleration and the fuel consumption - I drive the car fairly hard, but i'm still achieving about 48mpg.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The folding electric mirrors - I mean, how many cars have them. All the mates are impressed by those! Plus, the practical side is that any driver lacking in spatial awareness will not knock my wing mirrors off!

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