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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Seat Leon Hatchback
12 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 1.2 TSI 105 SE 3dr

    Daniel Moore , . Date: 12/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Owned the car for about 5 months now. Overall I am happy with the car, the spec for the price is excellent even on the basic models. I definitely recommend making the most of the free technology pack on offer as this includes the LED lights, Sat nav and DAB digital radio. I really regret not adding these on to mine as i went for the larger alloys and parking sensors.

    The biggest let down of the car is the interior build quality! Massively let down. The door panels on both doors are driving me mad with a constant rattling present in both. To top that off, the dashboard plastics around the dials also rattles like mad. The rattling is at the point of distracting me from the driving of the car as I find my self constantly attempting to push down different areas of the plastic to try and spot the spot that rattles. DRIVING ME INSANE!!

    The suspension also makes slight sound as I go over speed bumps at a slow speed, sounds as though something is loose.

    Booked the car in to the dealers to see if all of these problems get sorted. Here is me being hopeful!

    Running costs are fairly good, actually stats from seat is 57, whereas I find my leon sat more around 48-52 mpg on average. Still very impressive for a large sized vehicle with a 1.2 engine. I forget the engine is a 1.2 the majority, feels like a lot of power and never had the feeling of needing that bit more. Would be very interested in going for a 1.4 TSI next time as I imagine it feels like a top engine!

  • 1.6 TDI CR 105 FR 5dr

    Brian Patchitt , Devon . Date: 12/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    It is a great car to drive. My only gripe is the CD player etc is in the Glove box, out of reach.I would like to hear from other owners how they get round the problem of changing /using it on the move.

  • 2.0 TDI CR 150 FR 3dr

    Graham Curtis , dorset . Date: 26/04/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    Due to a change in work circumstances had to lose my new BMW 3 series and source a car for myself. Couldn't afford one of those so was looking at this level..and drove most of the contenders..the Leon was my choice and glad I did.The best bit..its sheer value for money...needed a car quickly and my local very helpful dealer..found me a stock one with the Tech pack ( sat nav, LED Lights, DAB Radio) 18" Alloys, Winter and Convenience Packs. This would have a list price of over £23000 bearing in mind Seat offer the Tech pack for free at the time of writing.. I got for £18000..a bargain.. A similar specified A3 would be £29000! Just to get a slightly plusher interior and a badge. Fun to drive, economical,well built ( Previous review..there were issues with panels in doors which have been rectified..your dealer should sort..check Seat forums). Standard sound system is very good, gearbox is better than my 3 series. Cons? Ride is firm..but 18" alloys I knew this would be. Interior looks good but this is where costs have been cut, but for me still perfectly acceptable and Golf/A3 premium not worth the huge extra cost. Great car..and if you shop around and haggle you can get a deal that makes it more of a bargain than it already is.

  • 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE 5dr

    Paul Nicholls , Lancashire . Date: 20/04/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had mine brand new since November 2013, leon 2.0tdi fr 150

    First off, the looks. Best looking car in it's sector. Drives fantastic, like a limpet. Should have got the more powerful version. Get around 63-66 mpg on a run and around 53 mpg around town which is good

    The bad, interior quality is awful. Horrific use of cheap plastics which whilst hard wearing still out of place in a car costing £23k. Would expect to find those quality plastics on a chinese car. Build quality is awful inside. Too many squeaks and rattles. Poorly put together.Still trying to get dealer to sort out. Poor response from the dealer. 2 litre diesel very agricultural to say the least. Could do with a lot more refinement. Door panels a disgrace, total lack of design flair, something with seat have acknowledged and hopefully will put right.

    Would i buy another one, probably not, will go back to a premium band when i can change

Seat Leon Hatchback

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