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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 FR 5dr

    Robin Mead , Herts . Date: 03/09/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    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.

  • 2.0 TDI Reference Sport 5dr

    Carlos Santos Date: 23/07/2008
    • 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
      50

    My car

    "Leona" and I have been together for nearly 2 weeks. It was love at first sight! Those large almond shaped headlights, curvaceous Latin body and "cat like" rear lights were too much for me to resist! They say beauty has to be on the inside too and it was, lots of leg room for my 6'4 frame, comfortable sports seats, black and red interior, easy to use and view stereo and air conditioning system Leona has it all! Her 140 bhp diesel engine throws your head back when accelerated hard, overtaking is made quick and simple yet if you want to drive conservatively she will cruise along at 55mpg,45mpg when driven hard but normal driving has produced the 50 mpg it says on the tin. Cornering is a dream smooth and assured this car makes driving very simple. Yes the sports suspension is a little hard and poor road surfaces produce more bumps than normal but if you go for the Stylance or Reference trim then you get rather bland cheap looking grey cloths and plastic.The only negative comment would have to be about the thick A pillars when going around tight corners or roundabouts this does involve moving your head to see around them.In summary this car in my opinion with the exception of the Honda Civic (which has the visibility of a semi-submerged submarine) has to be the best looking hatchback out there! It’s a must for anyone over 6 ft tall who’s looking for a Sporty compact economical car that has the leg room of a large Mondeo sized vehicle!

  • 2.0 TDI FR 5dr

    Barry Pepper Date: 17/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I have been driving the FR for some four months now and overall i would say it has been a success. Ride handling is superb and excellent value for money, considering the additional options. However, in comparison to other Leon's i must point out the ride comfort is 'over complicated' to achieve optimum handling. I too as Mr Salt am suffering with a 'Clarkson' injury, but this is from the over firm ride. I think the styling is excellent, tinted windows allow for some privacy, and candy white head turning looks. But i must draw attention for potential buyers to the blind spots associated with the vehicle, namely the front A-Pillar and view whilst reversing is hampered whilst stationary. As a final thought for discussion, i am finding running costs ever increasing, with emphasis on tyre wear and service costs. Unfortunately the colour does hinder the ability to disappear from sight whilst avoiding the boss!

  • 2.0 TDI FR 5dr

    Ian Wrightson Date: 14/07/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    Well what can I say,after being totally disappointed with my Honda Civic (See my review) I traded it in for one of these babies.What a difference!It really puts the fun back into driving and makes you want to overtake everything on the road with all of the 170 horses on tap.Love the car and I would say it is in the top 3 of my all time favourites.If I had to moan, I'm only getting 38mpg but like I said earlier, it makes you want to drive everywhere fast so I'm not suprised with the mpg!

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