What alternatives should I consider to a used Seat Leon estate?
Cheaper versions count the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer among its rivals; it's a ubiquitous but pleasant car that’s good to drive and comes with a practical interior. Entry-level versions can be a bit sparse and the diesel engines can be gruff. On top of that, the low-speed ride is a little firm.
The Ford Focus Estate is great to drive, with a smooth and quiet Ecoboost engine in some versions and low running costs. Some rivals are cheaper, though, and the Leon feels a little better-made.