Seat Leon SC
A three-door Seat Leon might not be the obvious choice of car to use during a house move, but Tom Webster's long-term car had something I needed for the job – a towbar.
The Leon's towbar was fitted to hold a bike rack, but is rated to pull a 600kg unbraked trailer. That's around double the load I put on it, which it carried with ease. You wouldn't have known the conventional small trailer was there, sometimes all too literally; it was all but invisible through the Leon's high back window or in the standard door mirrors, apart from when I was cornering.
What I didn't expect from the Leon was that, with its seats folded, it would prove quite so spacious. It held 60 cardboard boxes (unassembled) with room to spare as well as numerous bags and valuables I couldn't pack in a truck.
By Matthew Prior
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