Which used Seat Leon coupe should I buy?
The Leon SC is a very likeable car in all engine guises, but it’s the 148bhp 1.4 EcoTSI that gets the nod from us because of its responsiveness, broad mid-range power and surprising economy. The diesels are even more economical, not surprisingly, but there’s always a hint of gruffness to them. Unless you do enough miles to warrant going for a diesel-powered Leon SC, we’d stick with our favoured petrol engine.
The SE version will be fine if you're on a budget, but we'd go for the FR, because it gets more toys and a sportier suspension set-up that makes a noticeable difference to the way the Leon SC handles. Look out for a car with the Technology Pack fitted, too, because it's worth having.