I have a 06/56 Stylance 1.9TDI which i have owned from New. I am very disappointed with this vehicle as i have had numerous problems since my purchase. Firstly - Paint Defects all over the vehicle (Luna Grey, which others also have if people look closely) to which SEAT UK offered to fully repaint the car (to which i asked who would pay the depreciation) Secondly - i have had numerous electrical faults , windows not working (still not working now after several visits to various dealers) Alarm constantly activating for no apparent reason. Thirdly - poor running of vehicle (hesitation/hunting) which to be fair has now been sorted after a full remap of the ECU. Forthly - screws/clips poking through interior door panels and the leather upholstry (also now been sorted after a catalogue of shoddy workmanship from the dealer). My vehicle has 8500 miles on the clock which 1750 of these have been put on by taken it to and from dealers. There are many more to list , and my main gripe is with SEAT uk as i find them very arrogant and unhelpful with all my complaints and also found them to be Liars in many ways. If you are considering purchasing one of these my advice is DON'T
I think the previous poster must be a BMW salesman. Of course SEAT Leon's are in the same price range as a BMW aren't they? I have just done 380 miles both short and long run journeys, and still have two notches left on the petrol gauge. The car performs very well, looks great, mine is in black though would have loved Candy White. Don't be put off by the comments. It is just short of being a great car. I got mine for £15k on an 08 plate with 18" alloys, and Bluetooth. It had 2460 miles on the clock.
Good looking car. But don't be fooled. The average mpg on this car is around 42. Not 47.1. Major problem with the dpf filter. Even under warranty it cost over £1000 to replace it. They don't mention this when you buy the car. Seat customer service centre was non existent in terms of helpfulness to get a contribution on this cost. I would serioulsy recommend looking at other alternatives to this car. Ie Bmw. Not practical for small journeys at all. I would strongly advise people to avoid this car at all cost.
I have had my 2.0tdi FR for a year now. The only problems I have had are with the bluetooth connection - adjusted under warranty and the particulate filter 'sooting up' when driven around town for a couple of weeks without any long runs. This problem soon clears after a quick blast for a few miles. I love the handling, the engine and the looks. My overall mpg is 42 which is entirely acceptable bearing in mind the way the car is driven. The ride is on the harsh side but I am happy to compromise on this for the handling and cornering ability.
My only regret is that I should have chosen Candy white as oppossed to the Black magic which I have. The FR's look great in white.
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