Our cars: Seat Leon SC, Suzuki SX4 S-Cross and VW Golf

* Seat Leon has an infotainment stutter * Suzuki's economy is on the up * We muse on the Golf's electronic parking brake...

Our cars: Seat Leon SC, Suzuki SX4 S-Cross and VW Golf
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Tom Webster
8 May 2014 23:01

Each day we turn the spotlight on a selection of the cars that we use on a day-to-day basis. Today, we find out how the owners of the Seat Leon SC, Suzuki SX4 S-Cross and the Volkswagen Golf are getting on with their cars.

Seat Leon SC

Another long trek out to the family at the weekend meant I spent another good few hours in the Leon's cabin.

The DAB digital radio that came free as part of the Technology Pack proved sufficient entertainment for a chunk of the trip, until we got deeper into rural parts where radio signal is patchy at best. At this point I chose to play DJ and fired up the music on my phone, connecting it via Bluetooth to start off with.

However, for some reason I've yet to fully fathom, my phone is not a fan of doing other things while streaming music over Bluetooth, and the music can jump while you are searching for a new track. This got irritating after a while, so I plugged it into the socket in the glovebox.

However, the entire system crashed. After a few tense moments it fired itself back up again, but I had to re-enter the destination into the sat-nav.

It's behaved itself since, but the second it shows any more signs of playing up I'll be picking up the phone and calling the dealer.

By Tom Webster

Read all our updates on life with the Leon SC.

Elsewhere, deputy art editor Michele Hall has seen thge Suzuki SX4 S-Cross's fuel economy going in the right direction.

Senior sub-editor Rob Keenan has been musing on the electronic parking brake in his Volkswagen Golf.