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Used Seat Leon Hatchback 2005 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Seat Leon Hatchback (05 - 12)
  • Seat Leon Hatchback (05 - 12)
  • Seat Leon Hatchback (05 - 12)
Used Seat Leon Hatchback 2005 - 2012 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Seat Leon hatchback?

Some people will absolutely cherish their hot Leon FRs, and yet others will undoubtedly rev them within an inch of their life. Happily, both the 2.0-litre FSI turbo petrol and the 2.0 HDI turbodiesel can take a lot of abuse, but you still need to be careful.

Check that the petrol engine isn't noisy on start-up, because it should be capable of idling very quietly. You can't expect the same level of refinement from the diesel, but what you don't want to see is a lot of black smoke from the exhaust when you put your foot on the accelerator.