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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    5 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
10 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 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

  • 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR 3dr

    Robert Flynn , cheshire . Date: 02/04/2014
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    Put simply this is the best car I have ever owned and I must have owned 20 plus cars! If you are thinking of buying a Leon or similar and want performance and economy them this is the one to go for! I bought mine from a main Seat dealer with only 5,000 miles, it has the titanium pack which includes 18 inch wheels and was a 6 month old ex demo and got it for £15995-bargain considering it would have cost £24,000 new! This car is a pleasure to drive, the amount of torque is amazing. I drive mostly A road and it returns just shy of 50 mpg and I have a very heavy right foot! Loads of toys inside, I cannot fault this car, buy one and you will not be disappointed, in summary the best looking, performance value car of this type on the market by a long way!

  • 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE 5dr

    Paul Tasker , West Yorks . Date: 22/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    Test drove this to see how much of an upgrade it is over my 2010 previous generation model. I'm amazed that what car says the 1.6tdi is noisy. It can be in my 2010 car at times at low revs and under acceleration (still reasonably refined) but in this one it was so refined I thought I'd accidentally got into a petrol car by mistake. Only above 4000RPM could it be accused of sounding anything other than muted and the tone is not particularly gruff. Idle also quieter. For a 4 cylinder diesel it's exceptional. I've been in noisier 6 cylinder diesels and 4 cylinder petrols than this. The interior is also a large improvement feeling very comfortable and classy. A few of the plastics are every so slightly less than premium but it's still a nice place to sit and makes mine feel somewhat dated and cheap. The handling is better than my car if not by that much, mine handles well anyway. The ride of my 1.6tdi se is pretty decent (a lot better than pre 2009 cars or sport versions) but the new car again felt a little more composed with less suspension and road noise too. Seat has done a good job. To top it all off on a test drive with me not taking it easy the trip was showing higher mpg figures than my car too suggesting it would be more fuel efficient thanks to less weight and a few upgrades to the engine and electronics. Hard to fault overall for the price. I don't really know the MPG but it insists I put it in, the trip on the test car said 47, not bad for test drives.

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