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Overall reader 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
    3 out of 5 stars

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125 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 2.0 TDI Sport 5dr

    gareth parry Date: 20/05/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This this an excellent car. It looks great, goes very well and feels very assured on the road.

    For me, it was a toss-up between the new Honda Civic diesel and the Leon, but I think I made the right choice. There are far fewer Leons than Civics on the road, certainly in the north-west, which adds to that special feeling whilst driving it - I get loads of admiring looks.

    My only slight gripe would the impaired front visibility and lack of storage space. It's still early days, but overall this is a very fine car. When you take into account the price, strong residue value, great styling and performance, then I am sure that only badge snobbery stops it from selling in greater numbers.

  • 2.0 TDI Reference Sport 5dr

    Justin Hancock , Dorset . Date: 12/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    I bought the car just under 2 months ago and am extremely pleased with it. It drives well, looks fantastic and is pretty frugal on the juice front. I upgraded the stereo to the 8 speaker version with Mp3 support and steering controls a very worthwhile upgrade as it sounds very good.

    My only gripe is with the cost of fitting a tow bar a SEAT original with fitting is £350!! This is extortion compared with any other tow bar fitted for a £190 or less.

    The What Car issue on front visibility when exiting a junction is a fair point however doesn't detract from what is a fabulous car.

    It looks brilliant, is comfortable to drive and has the admiration and envy in some cases of friends. The engine has plenty of welly for when you need making driving a pleasure

  • 2.0 TFSI Sport 5dr

    john elgy Date: 10/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a very good car to drive. The engine is smooth and willing and the quality of the finish is very good. The sports seats are vey comfortable. The car is very quiet and easy to drive long distances.

    A minor downside is that the fuel consumption is a bit heavy at about 28mpg overall and ideally requires premium unleaded. Overall, though, it's a very nice car.

    I cannot help wondering why the car is so tall. I am average height (1.75m) yet have over 20cm of head room. Are top hats about to come back into fashion?

  • 2.0 TDI Sport 5dr

    Tom Tierney , Fife . Date: 15/04/2006
    • 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

    My car

    34k on the clock now and STILL no complaints. I still get a buzz from driving it (she's called Carmen by the way) and the only thing she has required is her regular servicing. But enough of the sentimental nonsense - this car excels at everything it is asked to do: it turns heads, it seats 4 comfortably, has a reasonable size boot, returns a very pleasing mpg and catches the eyes of the poor souls in more mundane tin cans that it leaves in it's wake. The hi-fi ain't the greatest but it ain't the poorest either and the wheel mounted controls mitigate slightly in its favour. This is the best car on the road in its segment: nothing else from Peugeot or the rest compares with it at all. Vauxhall/Opel may have the diesel engines to compete with it but they don't have the looks or the handling and the Focus is just as plain to the eye despite getting rave reviews for its styling from the motoring press. Her handling is exceptional - I had to look to ensure that there wasn't a DYSON attached to her underside bcause the roadholding (a product of the HARSH ride?) is on a par with cars which are a lot more expensive! She looks pretty in my drive but she's hot blooded on the motorway!

Seat Leon Hatchback

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