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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.
  • 1.4 TSI Reference Sport 5dr

    Vic King , DENBIGHSHIRE . Date: 04/10/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I bought a new Altea 1.9tdi last year. Liked the car but could not live with the row from the engine so chopped it in for a Honda Accord 2.0 SE petrol after 6 months and 11,000 miles. Honda was good car both comfortable and refined but lacking somewhat in the character stakes. A chance visit past the SEAT dealers a couple of months ago revealed that the Leon was available with the new well received 1.4 TSI engine and a test drive convinced me to move back to SEAT especially as the dealer gave me a great price on the Accord and 9.5% off the Leon, they also threw in a set of mats and mud flaps and a full interior and exterior Autoglym package aswell. Two month and 5000 miles later the car just gets better and better. MPG has come up from 36 to 39 as it loosens up. This is a fantastic engine and suits the car well, pulls hard from just above tick over with no flat spots or lag. Handling is generally good and the ride is better than the Altea. I will change out the tyres for something better when needed as the Pirelli P6 tyres fitted oddly seem to grip better in the wet than the dry!!!! By that I mean they inspire a lot of confidence in the wet but seem to under-steer prematurely in the dry. The standard Bridgestones on the Altea where much better. A little disappointed with the interior as it does not feel up to the same standard as the Altea. Sports seats seem cheaper, no lidded armrest etc etc.I look forward to settling down with this car for a while.

  • 1.9 TDI Stylance 5dr

    Pete Clipsham , Licolnshire . Date: 02/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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

  • 2.0 TDI FR 5dr

    Mark Langford Date: 26/09/2008
    • 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

    My car

    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.

  • 2.0 TDI FR 5dr

    Andy Isherwood , Lancashire . Date: 16/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

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