Ownership cost

Used Seat Leon Hatchback 2005 - 2012 review

(2005 - 2012)
Seat Leon Hatchback (05 - 12)
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What used Seat Leon hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Seat Leon hatchback?

The days of picking up low-mileage, second-hand Seats for a song are long gone. When the Leon was released in 2005, predicted resale values were strong - maybe not quite up to VW Golf levels, but certainly better than the equivalent Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra. So, a used Leon can look quite dear.

Servicing costs aren't exactly low, either, but they are still reasonable. The 10,000-mile service intervals are not as lengthy as those of a Vauxhall Astra, which can in theory run for up to two years or 20,000 miles before needing attention.

Similarly, if you need to pay for repairs at a Seat dealer, you'll be charged a slightly higher hourly rate than at a Ford, Vauxhall or even Volkswagen franchise.