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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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124 reader reviews for Seat Leon Hatchback.
  • 1.6 Stylance 5dr

    gareth cook , kent . Date: 31/01/2006
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What a fantasic car - I have only had it a week, but it is quick and well equipped. I used to have a Peugeot 307 and it blows the socks off that.

    I test-drove loads of cars, but the Leon came out top for me - the price and the level of equipment on the car, including Bluetooth, cruise control, front fog lights and much more made it a sound buy.

    If you want a five-door car, go and have a drive of this car. You won't be disappointed.

  • 2.0 TDI Sport DSG 5dr

    Niall Riley , Staffs . Date: 19/01/2006
    • 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

    In my previous job I had an Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport with DSG as a company car. I have changed jobs and I have opted out of the company car scheme.

    To find something as enjoyable as the Audi which had a diesel engine with an auto box I did not have to look far - just round the corner, in fact, to the Seat Dealer. I did consider the Skoda Octavia and the Golf, but chose the Leon for its style and looks. My kids threatened to disown me if I had a Skoda and the Golf was too expensive! The Leon interior may not be quite as smart, but the saving of £7000 over my previous car more than makes up for it.

    The car is very comfortable, fast, frugal and a pleasure to drive. I am also a definite DSG gearbox fan. I would recommend the Leon to anyone who enjoys driving.

  • 2.0 TDI Sport 5dr

    Richard Williams Date: 16/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    I have just bought this car and I think it is excellent.

    It looks so much more stylish and sporty than the Golf (which is everywhere). It is just badge snobbery that stops people buying Seat in the UK. It is a VW inside and feels really good quality.

    Engine is a cracker and gives excellent fuel consumption which will become more and more important in the years to come. The ride similar to a hot hatch and is hard however it handles really well and corners brilliantly.

    I also saved about £1,500 - £2,000 on equivalent Golf.

  • 2.0 TDI Reference Sport 5dr

    Ben Amponsah Date: 14/12/2005
    • 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

    This is a real beauty believe me. Dynamic, economical, stylish (a real head turner on the streets in a way that a new Golf is not), smooth - it's all there.

    Quality ride and awesome power are matched by some of the most parsimonious MPG rates around.

    Always fancied and driven the Peugeot 306 range-was disappointed by the 307 but this car doesn't disappoint - it really is a joy to drive.

    Only small gripe is it appears to be smaller than its predecessor and does sometimes feel more like a small rather than mid-sized hatch.

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