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SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.6 S 5d (2000/X)

SEAT Leon Hatchback 1.6 S 5d (2000/X) - Owner Review

5 doors with loads of storage space if you flip half the back seats down.

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SEAT Leon Hatchback (00-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says: I can't afford a Golf, but I don't care because this car is cheaper AND better.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think the "Grandad Green" is a lovely colour.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but I'd probably get it in black!

What are you likely to buy next?
Cupra R

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Listed at £2300, negotiated down to £2150.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Based on the Golf, but cheaper to buy and insure.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly enough.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Assured steering, quite stable. Wallows a little bit when thrown into a series of corners hard, but good for such a comfortable ride.

What's it like to park?
Easy. Slightly high rear end perhaps, but nothing compared to a Civic!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing major has gone wrong yet. 3500 miles and counting.. At one point water came in through the front passenger door, but I cleared the scuttle tray of leaves and it hasn't happened again despite torrential downpours.

What's most practical about your car?
5 doors with loads of storage space if you flip half the back seats down.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Soundsystem is great - really powerful.

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